Say what you will about his theatrics and poor grammar, but Stephen A. Smith is a genuinely good person who knows when to back off and take the criticism he so often doles out. Sometimes the best indication of a person’s character can be seen in how they treat the meddling photogs of TMZ, who actively pursue salacious sound bites and video clips of embattled public figures going about their daily lives.
TMZ caught the suspended ESPN host (and former radio personality) at LaGuardia Airport in New York and asked him about his recent punishment.
He was cool about it. That’s how you turn the ship around — owning up to mistakes.