Calling his comments about domestic violence the most egregious error of my career, Steven A. Smith apologized again on Monday.
Last week, while discussing the suspension of NFL running back Ray Rice, Smith made comments about women provoking attackers. The statement sparked outrage on the internet from people who felt Smith was blaming women for violence against them.
Smiths apology Monday was his third since his rant on Friday in which he advised women to make sure we dont do anything to provoke wrong actions.
After Fridays First Take, Smith took to Twitter and posted a 15-tweet statement where he apologized to his colleague Michelle Beadle who voice her offense to Smiths comments. However, he defended his own advice that women not provoke attackers.
Smith later issued another statement on Twitter per ESPN reps calling the series of tweets an inadequate apology.
Here are several of the tweets Stephen A.Smith posted Friday that have since been deleted.
ESPN sent Buzzfeed this statement following Smith's apology on Monday: