yes, but being accused of that probably is sensitive to Stephen A as well as he was raised by women and his mother and grandmother are the two most important people in his life. So really for Beadle took it the way she did or to accuse him of meaning it that way shows that she knows absolutely nothing about her own co-worker. It could have been handled better on both sides imo. Considering SAS's upbringing and how important women have been not only in his life but to where he is nowadays, he'd never mean it in that way.
She herself is a victim of abuse so of course she's going to blow her top, at the same time it's something she could have handled with SAS instead of putting him on blast in social media for the most part where all the women at ESPN ganged up on him when he's probably had more womans influence in his life and upbringing then they could ever imagine. They work with this guy for tens of years and they assume that's how he meant it? That's waaaaaay left field to pin it on him as if he MEANS it that way.
He should have said it differently and his words could be interpreted the wrong way. But instead of them all deciding to gang up on him like they have no clue who he is one of them could have actually stood up and said "My collegue used a bad choice of words today to draw attention to an issue that doesn't get discussed enough. Anyone that knows Stephen A Smith knows that his mother and his grandmother who had a profound impact on his life mean the world to him, and he'd never say anything demeaning or intentionally negative like that towards a woman, not given how much love he has for his own. HE could have worded it differently, but if any journalist tries to pin Stephen A as a guy who is against women in that fashion or as a man who thinks women provoke their own beatings, know nothing of the man at all."
But noooope... it was beat on SAS day as if they never knew him.
Edited by Majesty, July 26, 2014 - 04:57 PM.