Stephen A. Smith Issues On-Air Apology Following Failed Twitter Attempt

Following a bungled attempt to issue an apology via Twitter, as The Inquisitr previously reported, ESPN sports analyst Stephen A. Smith used the first three minutes of First Take on Monday for an on-air apology.

According to a report from The Guardian, during his on-air apology, Smith addressed the comments he made on Friday in regards to the Ray Rice incident and how women shouldn’t do anything to “provoke wrong actions.”

“I made what I can only amount to the most egregious error of my career,” Smith said.

He continued his on-air apology by saying it was not his “intent” to blame women involved in domestic violence.

“It is not what I was trying to say,” he added. “Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders.”

Smith added that calling his comments “foolish would be an understatement.”

“To say I was wrong would be obvious,” he continued. “To apologize, to say I’m sorry, doesn’t do the matter its proper justice to be quite honest. But I do sincerely apologize.”

Cari Champion was right next to Smith and thanked him for his on-air apology.

“I think there are people out there who appreciate it as well,” Champion said referring to Smith’s apology.