I'm not going to get into a debate, but that is kind of blaming them.
People should have a right to say what they want without fear of getting knocked out (or worse). And even if you don't believe that, you're talking about a woman vs a man---a professional football player at that. What can she say, wear, whatever that would cause for Rice to knock her the fug out? Sticks and stones...dude.
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.