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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith suspended a week over domestic violence speech
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith suspended a week over domestic violence speech

Stephen A. Smith will be suspended from ESPN for about a week effective immediately, the cable sports giant announced Tuesday. In a statement released to the media, ESPN said, "Smith will not appear on 'First Take' or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wed." The suspension comes just days after Smith made controversial on-air comments about domestic violence that led to an outcry from many quarters, including Smith's ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle, who spoke out about the comments on Twitter. During a discussion about the two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for beating his then-fiancee (now wife) unconcious in an...

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