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STEPHEN A SMITH RUMORS

Stephen A. Smith says he isn’t calling Chip Kelly racist, he’s just asking the question

On Monday’s First Take Stephen A. Smith started a firestorm when he insinuated that Chip Kelly might be racially motivated in his personnel moves with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Smith pointed to the evidence of the Eagles re-signing Riley Cooper fresh off his racist episode while not re-signing or trading away prominent African-American players.  Here was Smith’s quote from...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Spurs Controversy Over Chip Kelly Comment

Stephen A. Smith spurred controversy over Chip Kelly when commenting on his roster decisions.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Suggests Chip Kelly’s Moves are Racially Motivated

We can expect ESPN to suspend yet another media personality in the coming days. The always controversial Stephen A. Smith indicated on ESPN’s First Take on Monday that the Philadelphia Eagles plethora of moves this offseason may be racially motivated (h/t Pro Football Talk). Chip Kelly makes decisions over the last couple of years that, dare I say, leave a few brothers feeling...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs drafting Winston is a “no-brainer”

There was a quote from an anonymous scout regarding Florida State’s Jameis Winston that ruffled a few feathers today. Some of the feathers ruffled came from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.  Both Smith and Bayless discussed the quote from said scout on First Take Monday afternoon which was quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Someone will take him in the...
Via The Bay Cave
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith makes more than the average NFL player

Earlier this week we told you about Stephen A. Smith’s new contract with ESPN that ensures he’ll be hurting your eardrums for several more years.  Now comes this tidbit from ESPN sage Jim Miller.  Smith’s salary in his new contract is greater than $3 million dollars. Three.  Million.  Dollars.  To yell and scream about sports on television.  Three.  Million.  Dollars...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith reportedly re-signs new contract with ESPN

According to The Big Lead, Stephen A. Smith has wrapped up negotiations with ESPN on a new contract extension and will be staying in Bristol “for the foreseeable future.” Yay. Six years ago, Smith left ESPN without a new contract and his career as a national sports personality seemed dead in the water.  Now he’s remade himself into one of ESPN’s biggest and most profitable...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The University Of Florida Paid ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith 26K To Speak

The University of Florida embraced debate Wednesday night. The Gators brought First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith to campus for a speaking engagement.  The loud-mouthed ESPN personality did not come cheaply. According to his contract, published today by Deadspin, Smith was paid $26,500 for his appearance. Smith, 47, spoke for 45 minutes, answered questions for 15 minutes and attended...
Via College Spun
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen A. Smith Leaving ESPN Radio

In what could eventually lead to a complete breakup with ESPN, controversial media personality Stephen A. Smith is reportedly leaving ESPN Radio for a gig on SiriusXM radio.  This report by the NY Daily News goes on to indicate that Smith will be joining Mad Dog Radio, which is run by another controversial media personality in Chris Russo. Apparently, this is a match made in...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s worst nightmare has come to life thanks to First Take

It was only a matter of time.  Only a matter of time before someone on First Take said something stupid enough to drag the show’s carcass back into the headlines.  This time, it wasn’t Skip Bayless, nor even the ghost of Rob Parker.  It was Stephen A. Smith and his comments on women “provoking” assault. In case you were away from social media Friday, Smith clumsily talked...
Via Awful Announcing
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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