Stephen A. Smith apologized all over his ESPN Radio display Wednesday, hours after USA TODAY Sports activities and different retailers reported his coarse reaction to a query posed by way of rapper Snoop Dogg. 

Within the interview posted to Snoop’s Double G Information Community (GGN) YouTube channel on Tuesday, Smith was once requested which a part of the feminine frame he most popular. 

“At all times, at all times (a time period that refers back to the buttocks),” Smith, the longtime co-host of ESPN’s First Take, replied. “…I do know I’m related to Walt Disney, however everyone is aware of I’m a backside feeder.”

An ESPN spokesperson instructed USA TODAY Sports activities in an e-mail that Smith was once given permission to do the interview, which was once carried out in October. Snoop has been a repeat visitor on First Take over time. 

“Sadly, I spoke back the query like I solution each query: very, very in truth and matter-of-factly, now not pondering anything else of it,” Smith mentioned all over a phase on his nationwide radio display Tuesday afternoon. “It appears that evidently it is a giant deal. USA TODAY is writing about it. Lord is aware of what different publications. It is long past viral. It is in every single place. I suppose it is suitable to express regret. The rationale I say this is on account of the eye it is dropped at my employers, clearly for the flawed causes and I’ve to possess that.

“If I am getting in hassle it is a stain at the those that paintings with you as a result of it is not on the subject of you. It is about them, too. While you take a look at it that method, I don’t have any downside apologizing. I truly, truly do not. I do not wish to harm anyone else. I did not assume I used to be doing that. I in truth did not. However bet what? higher. Infrequently you be informed higher.”

There is not any indication that Smith would face any kind of self-discipline for the feedback. 

Smith was once suspended for per week after his feedback about Ray Rice’s preliminary suspension by way of the NFL on First Take in 2014, an opinion he expressed earlier than photos of Rice’s attack on his now-wife in an elevator of an Atlantic Town on line casino was once leaked.

“Let’s make sure that we do not do anything else to impress flawed motion,” mentioned Smith, a remark many noticed as sufferer blaming.

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