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Stephen A. Smith Apologized for His Comments on Domestic Violence

By 07.28.14


Today’s very special of First Take began with a taped apology from Stephen A. Smith for comments he made on Friday’s show. You saw it live if you heeded Smith’s advice to tune in. If you’re morally opposed to embracing debate, here is what the sports-shouter had to say:

After calling the comments the “most egregious mistake” of his career, Smith was joined by Cari Champion, who said the program will aspire to communicate better in the future.

The show then smoothly transitioned to an argument about LeBron James’ jersey number. Never change, First Take. Never change.

I can’t quibble with the content of Smith’s apology, although I simply can’t understand why it took so long for him to address this storm. If this was truly about showing contrition, perhaps a statement over the weekend would have been better received than what can be construed as a cheap ratings ploy.

Kyle Koster
About Kyle Koster... Whenever you read a blog and think, "this is something that didn't need to be on the internet," you can bet I am responsible for it. I left a promising career in actual journalism to make GIFS and watch sports. No regrets. Oh yeah, I talked to Justin Bieber once and it was OK. Send tips/tell me I suck: or
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