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Not Panthers News, But Some of you will be happy at this suspension

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He did apologize. Seemed to really regret saying it.

 

I've heard he's a really nice guy, but he gets on my nerves big time. I don't like to watch his exchanges with Bayless- both of 'em are like fingernails on a blackboard for me.

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I agree, they should have a right to say what they want without fear of getting knocked out. But Stephen A. Smith should be able to share his opinion on a debate show without fear of getting suspended for his opinion.

When that debate show is on a major network they can do whatever they want if they feel their employee was out of line.

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Probably is a paid suspension aka vacation. Stephen ain't complaining.

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Ray Rice gets two days for knocking his wife out cold and Stephen A gets five days for making a tasteless comment. That's some poo....

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Sticks and stones will break your bones but words are apparently vile and the root of all evil.  What is this word coming to...

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I understand a man should not put his hands on a women. What was your stance on the Hardy case?

 

I am not going to speak to the Hardy case because i wasn't there, and even though he got convicted I think that things are still murky enough not to draw final conclusions.  I mean, she was under the influence and he was drinking---everyone had been drinking.  Even still, I don't believe in laying hands on a women in violence,

 

Like I tell my son, it's OK to protect yourself of course, but you can usually restrain as opposed to beating the poo out of a woman in those instances.  

 

Hardy made some bad choices, he put himself in the situation, and he has to live with the consequences.  

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Here's the thing I'll say on the matter.  Ray Rice is a turd, and I'm also not liking what I'm seeing coming out of the Hardy situation, but Smith has a point.  I've said many times, in some cases (not all obviously) I've seen or heard a woman acting like a man IE bowing up to the man, spitting, or even hitting a guy.  The guys who refuse to fight back, more power, but the second you start acting like a guy and want to be treated like a guy, don't be surprised when the guy comes back and fights you like a guy.  There is unto itself a double standard that I've seen, some women want to be able to do whatever they want and not expect any repurcussion.  Some women even use this to their advantage knowing that they can push the line further than any guy would be able to in some situations and knowing if the person on the other side would react they'd go to jail.  In this way, Smith is right, understand that the double standard doesn't and shouldn't exclude you in CERTAIN situations.  That said, domestic abuse is not cool and is very much a problem, and the cases in which I just described are usually the exception not the rule.  This is why it is important that the NFL should have been more stern with the Rice situation, and I feel is why when the hardy situation is said and done and the NFL rules, they will hammer him much more harshly than they did Rice.

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Could have been said better or not at all. But in my opnion did not warrant that long of a suspension.

He clearly was referring to some women who will get in your face, hit you etc...during an argument. There were reports that Ray Rice's wife spit on him and such. I'm not saying she deserved to get cold cocked but she's not this innocent dove just because she did. Has nothing to do with wearing a miniskirt, or whatever bs Michelle Beadle was saying. Could have been articulated better but I really don't think it warranted that long of a suspension.

The more glaring problem is the 2 game joke of a suspension handed down to Rice. Let's be real.

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Stephen A admitted what he said was insanely dumb so not sure what there is to argue about.

 

Guy makes a good living by yelling dumb things and this time it actually got him in trouble.

 

 

Yeah, but it's like that age old question: Are you truly sorry for what you did, or are you just sorry that you got caught?

 

I am not saying that this makes him a bad person at all, but he had to have time to think before he spoke.  Stephen A is old and experienced enough to know that some things just shouldn't be said.  He may still believe that all day long, but he should have known that it would draw some fire if he actually came out with that take.

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Ray Rice gets two days for knocking his wife out cold and Stephen A gets five days for making a tasteless comment. That's some poo....

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2 weeks for Ray, and he'll lose more pay than Stephen A.

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No man, especially one with the size and strength of a NFL football player, should ever hit a woman unless he feels like his life is in danger. It honestly doesn't matter if the woman "acts like a dude". Just because she's out of her mind doesn't mean you can knock her out cold.

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