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Stephen A. Smith Reacts To Ray Rice’s Suspension, Apologies Later [POLL]

We’re still talking about Ray Rice’s two-game suspension from the NFL for domestic abuse against his then-fiance. Why? Because: 1. It was only two games and 2. Stephen A. Smith’s take on Friday has created even more debate:

Those remarks led ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle to respond in this way:

 

 

 

Stephen A. Smith responded with an apology:
Stephen A. Smith sent out roughly a dozen tweets with an apology and then deleted them, and issued this instead:
My series of tweets a short time ago is not an adequate way to capture my thoughts so I am using a single tweet via Twitlonger to more appropriately and effectively clarify my remarks from earlier today about the Ray Rice situation. I completely recognize the sensitivity of the issues and the confusion and disgust that my comments caused. First off, as I said earlier and I want to reiterate strongly, it is never OK to put your hands on a women. Ever. I understand why that important point was lost in my other comments, which did not come out as I intended. I want to state very clearly. I do NOT believe a woman provokes the horrible domestic abuses that are sadly such a major problem in our society. I wasn’t trying to say that or even imply it when I was discussing my own personal upbringing and the important role the women in my family have played in my life. I understand why my comments could be taken another way. I should have done a better job articulating my thoughts and I sincerely apologize.

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