Very Interesting!! ESPN made the decision to suspend Stephen A. Hill for the comments he made regarding domestic violence. When Earhustle411 posted the story, some of the comments were harsh to say the least. No woman ask to be abused, it doesn’t matter how “flip” her mouth is and the same in reverse for men. You’d be surprised how many men are abused by women and they keep it under wraps. Basically people should keep their hands to themselves, don’t hit if you are not expecting to get hit in return.
Well personally I am pleased with the decision ESPN made and I guess Stephen will do a 2nd take before he opened his mouth next time.
ESPN has suspended “First Take” commentator Stephen A. Smith for one week for controversial remarks he made when discussing the suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice after an alleged domestic violence incident.
When discussing the incident, Smith said that a man can be provoked into hitting a woman, and should take preventative measures.
He will return next Tuesday.
Rice, who was charged with aggravated assault after video emerged of him dragging his wife Janay Rice Palmer unconscious from an elevator, was hit with a two-game suspension last week by the NFL.
ESPN made this statement about Smith’s suspension:
“We will continue to have constructive dialogue on this important topic. Stephen’s comments last Friday do not reflect our company’s point of view. As his apology demonstrates, he recognizes his mistakes and has a deeper appreciation of our company values.”
See Smith’s apology above.
After issuing the apology, Smith had this to say on Twitter:
Stephen A. Hill made a statement in an interview back in November of 2005, even though it was a while ago, it surely was a prelude to this situation and I hope that he seriously takes time to reflect on this and uses his platform as one for change and not one to condemn.
Source: News One