UPDATE — 5:02 p.m. ET: ESPN has, indeed, suspended Smith for a full week. More here.
Whenever a cable TV current events show host says something a little too crazy (and the bar is always raised) one of three things happen: The host apologizes, eventually; or the host apologizes and is suspended by his employers; or the host is fired.
The New York Times reports:
ESPN has not decided whether it will suspend Smith, but its decision may be clear: He was back on the air quickly, at least to apologize as soon as possible. The network said that he “recognizes his mistakes.”
Smith issued a roughly three minute-long apologia on his show First Take Monday, calling his previous remarks “the most egregious error” he has made in his sports journalism career.
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