Stephen A. Smith weighs in on Urban Meyer's suspension
Stephen A. Smith is synonymous with the hot take. The man has an opinion on everything related to sports.
During his ESPN show First Take, Smith was asked to weigh in on Ohio State’s decision to suspend head coach Urban Meyer for three games. Smith, who says he was upset with the press conference after the announcement, says the punishment should have been stiffer.
“The suspension should have been far more severe,” Smith said. “And I’m of the mindset, of this particular moment in time, I’m upset that Urban Meyer has not been fired. I did not feel that way until I saw the press conference.
“Prior to the press conference, I thought it should have been a minimum of five games. I thought that he certainly should have missed the game against Penn State coming up. Clearly he lied, clearly he got caught, there is no doubt about that. And then you watched him in the press conference, no contrition, no remorse, no regrets. He couldn’t even mention Courtney Smith’s name. It was just an absolute disgrace.”
Smith also said that Ohio State embarrassed itself with the way the press conference was handled on Wednesday night.
Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season and will miss the Buckeyes’ contests against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.
The suspension for Urban Meyer was not NEARLY enough! pic.twitter.com/LOOpxKn1Zm
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) August 23, 2018