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Stephen A. Smith Apologizes After Sexist Comment On SportsCenter

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ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is in a bit of hot water again, this time for a perceived sexist comment he made on SportsCenter Thursday night. Smith, while doing a highlight of the Women's World Cup, commented that Germany's defenders didn't want to "mess their hair up" while defending a free kick (which leveled the game) against Norway. Smith's choice of words, which don't even make sense given the replay, offended a number of people, including some of his ESPN colleagues.

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Kate Fagan, ESPNW writer, was among those who weren't thrilled. There were others too.

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Smith has since apologized for his comments in a four-part Twitter message. 

">@SportsCenter, doing highlights, I made a

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith)

1-of-3: Folks, as usual, something I've said is gaining steam so let me address this right now: on @SportsCenter, doing highlights, I made a

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 12, 2015

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It remains to be seen as to whether ESPN will suspend Smith. It wouldn't be the first time.

[The Big Lead]