It took ESPN a few days, but finally, they suspended Stephen A. Smith, the bombastic TV talking head whose idiotic remarks about domestic violence last week on First Take went viral.
The network just released this statement: “Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.”
It’s unclear what took the network so long – perhaps they found his apology hollow and self serving? – to react, but it might have dawned upon them that many others at the network have been suspended for much, much less.