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    Default Stephen A. Smith suspended

    Kudos to ESPN. His comments were way out of line IMO.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...213719386.html

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    Default Re: Stephen A. Smith suspended

    I hope that clown keeps his mouth running so we can get rid of him for good.

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    Default Re: Stephen A. Smith suspended

    I am no Smith fan, and I did find his comments inappropriate.

    With this being said Michelle Beadle did herself and the cause no favors. She made what was said a way bigger issue and gave these comments much more publicity than they would have had otherwise. By responding she gave the comments legitimacy IMO.

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    Good. And Michelle didn't do anything wrong. There are far too many comments like this made, and they aren't paid attention too..but too many people say them.

    That being said, it's almost like Stephen is getting a bit of the punishment that the abuser should have gotten.

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    Only a suspension? I was hoping his words finally got him fired. To rid our self of half of the SAS/Bayless combo would have been amazing.

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    Default Re: Stephen A. Smith suspended

    What an A hole.

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    Good. And Michelle didn't do anything wrong. There are far too many comments like this made, and they aren't paid attention too..but too many people say them.

    That being said, it's almost like Stephen is getting a bit of the punishment that the abuser should have gotten.

    Except I bet if Cari Champion or Jemele Hill responded ESPN wouldn't have done anything and well nobody else would've cared. Whoopi Goldberg said the same thing SAS did and Michelle Beadle didn't respond the same way. I found that rather interesting. What's the difference? Because there wasn't one.

    That being said I saw this as ESPN covering their legal bases here they personally don't care what SAS said because they brought him and Skip along to stir the pot to have faux outrage over this now is laughable. You got what you signed up for.

    On a related note

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/mo...icle-1.1897365


    The Daily News has learned ESPN has suspended Max Kellerman for an inappropriate conversation on ESPN-LA Radio surrounding Ray Rice and domestic abuse. Kellerman co-hosts a show on the station and is the co-anchor of ESPN TV’s “SportsNation.” He is also HBO Sports’ lead boxing analyst.

    On the “Mason & Ireland “show, which leads into his afternoon-drive program, Kellerman admitted to hitting his girlfriend many years ago.

    The conversation in question took place Monday afternoon, three days after Stephen A. Smith was suspended for saying women should be careful not to “provoke” any incident of abuse. On ESPN-LA Kellerman told a story going back years when he and his then girlfriend Erin, who now his wife, attended a college party.

    Kellerman said they both had to drink much too. He said when he tried getting things under control his then girlfriend slapped him. Kellerman said he slapped her back. He was quick to tell listeners that the woman is now is his wife and they have been happily married for 20 years.

    Industry sources said while the content of his story was disturbing, the suspension was all about Kellerman, who once worked for ESPN New York Radio, not adhering to ESPN brass’ warning concerning the Rice topic being a highly sensitive one. “My understanding is that it was part of a larger conversation ESPN had with all its on-air people,” a radio industry source said. “Kellerman obviously didn’t pay attention.”

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