Editorial

Stephen A. Smith Says Lots Of ‘Black Folks’ Would Never Get The Same Opportunities As Tim Tebow

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Stephen A. Smith had a bizarre reaction to the Jaguars cutting Tim Tebow.

Tebow’s NFL comeback ended Tuesday when the Jaguars sent him packing after a single preseason game, and it’s unlikely he ever steps foot on a pro field again. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

How does Smith feel? Well, he thinks a lot of black people never would have even been given a shot.

“People think, like you said, he didn’t get the job. Well, I’ve got news for you, Max. There’s a whole bunch of black folks that never even get the opportunity, nor would ever get the opportunity ever in life,” Smith said in part Tuesday on “First Take” when reacting to the Jaguars cutting Tebow.

You can listen to his full comments below.

This isn’t the first time Smith has made Tebow signing with the Jaguars about race. He previously tied Tebow’s signing to white privilege and tried to compare it to George Floyd’s death.

The worst part about Smith’s reaction to Tebow losing his job is that it’s not even accurate. Roughly 70% of the league is black.

So, to argue that black men don’t get opportunities and shots at the NFL is simply false. Not only is it false, but Smith could have learned that with a simple Google search.

Even as ESPN’s most famous pundit, he should have known that the majority of NFL players are black.

I like Stephen A. Smith, but some of his recent claims about race have been bonkers. The idea that black men don’t get shots in the NFL like Tebow is simply wrong, and the stats prove it.