Did The Punishment Fit The Crime? 10 Celebrities Suspended From Their Gigs

July 30, 2014  |  

Stephen A. Smith

ESPN sportscaster Stephen A. Smith was just handed a one-week suspension after his comments on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and domestic violence. When discussing the incident between Rice and his now wife Janay Palmer, Smith made a statement that women shouldn’t “do anything to provoke wrong action.” Since his suspension, he has taken to Twitter to clarify his comments about people — regardless of sex — not putting their hands on each other. And he delivered a speech about how wrong his words were. Neither of these things helped him avoid punishment.

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