Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A Smith Apologizes for Domestic Violence Comments

The popular ESPN pundit apologized for statements made Friday in regards to Ray Rice's suspension, suggesting that women provoke assaults

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith

Three days after his controversial statements about Ray Rice and domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith was back on ESPN2, making a solemn three-minute apology at the start of First Take before the program oddly transitioned into a discussion about LeBron James.

“On Friday, speaking right here on First Take on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career,” Smith said in a taped segment at the top of the show, referencing his comments that seemed to suggest women provoke men into domestic violence.



“My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault,” he said. “This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders.”





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