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ESPN Probably Not Suspending Stephen A. Smith over Women Abuse Comments

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.

For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, it looks like an apology for his comments last week about men who are “provoked” to hit women will do.

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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