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ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for 1 week

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for 1 week

ESPN announced commentator Stephen A. Smith will be suspended for one week in the wake of his remarks about domestic abuse.

On “First Take” last Friday, Smith was discussing the assault charge against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the leniency shown by the National Football League, which suspended Rice for only two games. Smith said that while men “have no business putting your hands on a woman,” he had tried to tell women in his family, “Let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions.”

Smith apologized for his widely-criticized remarks on Monday.

Photo: Stephen A. Smith has been suspended after widely-criticized remarks on domestic violence.

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