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    ESPN FIGHT!

    Nope, it's not Chris Hassel unfortunately...

    Stephen A. Smith did this on First Take this morning in regards to the Ray Rice issue:

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/step...violence-women

    And Michelle Beadle did this in response...

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/mich...n-a-smith-rant

    Stephen A. has since apologized on Twitter... What are your thoughts?



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Deadspin's got a bunch of stuff on ESPN and the way they've reacted to the Ray Rice punishment. Interesting reading.


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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    ESPN puts out such an awful product if anyone could compete with them on the scope they are able to operate they'd be toast. Put me on Team Beadle here.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Nothing wrong with what he said IMO.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    ESPN puts out such an awful product if anyone could compete with them on the scope they are able to operate they'd be toast. Put me on Team Beadle here.
    Could not agree more.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Nothing wrong with what he said IMO.
    yep. Abused women really need to examine what they might have done to provoke their abuser.


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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Stephen A didn't really apologize, he basically said the same thing on twitter then apologized that people were misconstruing him, which they weren't, he's just making a really stupid point. He'll have a nice long suspension at best from this and I wouldn't be surprised if he got let go.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Nothing wrong with what he said IMO.
    But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions,
    Dont' do anything that will get you hit/beaten/raped. In other words, its your fault for the physical harm another person does to you.


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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Stephen A didn't really apologize, he basically said the same thing on twitter then apologized that people were misconstruing him, which they weren't, he's just making a really stupid point. He'll have a nice long suspension at best from this and I wouldn't be surprised if he got let go.
    I think neither will happen.


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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Nothing wrong with what he said IMO.
    I agree completely.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    If a man can't knock his lady out cold when she acts up just what is he allowed to do?

    I love how Stephen A. tries to defends his viewpoint by saying his mother was a victim of domestic violence (at least I think that's what he's trying to say, but how can you really tell)? and that makes him on authority on why women need to do more to not become victims.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Stephen's opine on this from Feb:

    "It's important to recognize and reiterate [that] we do not know what happened ... inside that elevator," said Smith, concluding, "There is absolutely nothing ... that has ever brought [Rice's] integrity into question until now. ... He deserves the benefit of the doubt."
    This guy is DB through and through.


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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I think neither will happen.
    He'll absolutely get a suspension at this, with how much attention this thing is getting right now, there's no way ESPN doesn't do something to penalize him.



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    What am I missing here? I guess I'm agreeing with Smith on this. I don't see where Beadle is getting this "mini skirt" stuff.

    I suppose I'm reading Smith's comments as 1) If you're in an abusive relationship - get out of it (harder done than said granted) or also

    2)



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    Re: ESPN FIGHT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yep. Abused women really need to examine what they might have done to provoke their abuser.
    yep, because he said that exactly.



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