Stephen A. Smith

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Alex Reimer
April 13, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Martellus Bennett has a perfectly reasonable take on marijuana use in the NFL. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Bennett said marijuana is less harmful than prescription painkillers. He estimated that 89 percent of NFL players use the drug for pain relief, even though it’s outlawed by the...
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Lucy Burdge
February 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Stephen A. Smith went off on Bill Belichick’s decision to bench Malcolm Butler for the Super Bowl during First Take on Monday, calling the move “an exercise in cruelty” and “pure evil.” “I think it was an exercise in cruelty,” Smith said. “I think every free agent should think twice about going to...
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Alex Reimer
January 11, 2018 - 11:57 am
Stephen A. Smith, who’s semi-regularly appeared on cable news for years, thinks ESPN personalities should stick to sports. In a ridiculous interview with the Sporting News , Smith appeared to rebuke his colleague Jemele Hill, who called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last...
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Alex Reimer
January 04, 2018 - 12:29 pm
Jon Gruden may have given his biggest hint yet that he’s leaving the Monday Night Football booth to coach the Raiders next season: he went after ESPN colleague Stephen A. Smith. ESPN NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen have reported Gruden will return to the Raiders in 2018, leading them...
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John Tomase
January 03, 2018 - 10:17 am
Isaiah Thomas returned with a bang on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to a blowout win over the Blazers. It was never going to be good enough for ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Appearing on First Take on Tuesday , the bombastic host laid into Thomas for deciding to...
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Alex Reimer
December 04, 2017 - 1:03 pm
Tom Brady shrugged off his shouting match with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels following the Patriots’ win over the Bills Sunday. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Brady can afford to do that because he’s white. Brady exploded at McDaniels after an incompletion on 3rd-and-11 ended a Patriots drive...
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John Hand
August 09, 2017 - 10:21 am
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith joined Kirk Minihane, Trenni Kusnierek and John Tomase on Kirk and Callahan on Wednesday to discuss his comments that said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was ‘immature’ for saying his concussion history is nobody’s business. To hear the full interview, go to the K&C...
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Alex Reimer
June 21, 2017 - 4:41 pm
Stephen A. Smith has a bombastic speaking style. He screams and shouts, often raising his voice to a loud screech. While his passion appears to be real, the style of delivery is a bit forced –– to put it mildly. On Tuesday's edition of "First Take," Smith was beating up the Knicks, one of his...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:42 am
ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith joined Kirk & Callahan with Mike Mutnansky and John Tomase filling in on Tuesday to discuss all things NBA, including the Celtics' interest in Jimmy Butler and potential issues in Cleveland. Smith reported on Monday the Celtics being interested in Butler by way...
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Alex Reimer
June 19, 2017 - 11:40 am
The Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers to win now, according to Stephen A. Smith. The "First Take" host said Monday he's spoken to sources around the league who say the Bulls were willing to unload Jimmy Butler in exchange for the No. 3 pick, which was previously in Philadelphia's...
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