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Stephen A. Smith Goes Fully in on Jason Whitlock – Calls Former Friend ‘Cretin’ and ‘Devil’ | WATCH

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*After nine to 10 years of putting up with Jason Whitlock, Stephen A. Smith has had enough. And he’s not shy about letting folks know how he feels about his friend-turned-enemy.

On Wednesday, Smith released a teaser for his nearly 45-minute blasting of Whitlock on “The Stephen A. Smith Show.” Highlights included the “sharing how he warned ESPN and his family about Whitlock being in the crosshairs of vitriol he will spit toward him on his independent podcast. The pushback would be so severe that Smith took time to talk to his pastor and apologize for what he was about to say, Complex reported.

Although Smith stayed silent for years, at least nine to 10 years, without saying a world about Whitlock directly, his tune changed after Whitlock fervently questioned the authenticity of his January 2023 book “Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes.”

It was then the 56-year-old chose the fighter route as he felt it was finally “necessary” to break his silence—with the caveat that it will “never happen again—he’s irrelevant, he’s not important, he’s insignificant, and he knows it.”

Pulling out the receipts before going fully in at the 18:30 mark of his video, Smith referenced a 2015 Deadspin article. The article detailed how several ESPN employees, Smith included, refused to work with Whitlock.

 

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“Did you tell them that once the same article in Deadspin came out, weeks later, you wrote a lengthy apology to me in an email, begging me to forgive you, pointing out how you were betrayed by this particular writer, so you know how I must feel that you betrayed me?” Smith revealed at the 27:50 mark. “Did you tell the folks that, you b*tch? Did you tell ’em, you fat piece of sh*t?”

Things only got worse between Smith and Whitlock that same year. So worse that Smith put a clause in his contract that allowed to him to avoid Whitlock.

“I don’t know of anyone who has this in their contracts—I had it in my contract, and I have a copy of it, where it specifically stipulates that I never work with Jason Whitlock,” the sports analyst confessed. “It’s in writing. No wonder you didn’t see him on First Take.”

Rewind to a different time in which Smith admitted he thought Whitlock was just misunderstood. That view was thrown out, with the famed sports fan no longer harboring this view about “this bastard [who] is worth less than a cockroach” and neither “moral” nor “ethical.”

“I actually tried to speak up for this damn cretin,” Smith said about Whitlock, who is noted for touting various conspiracy theories including former first lady Michelle Obama being trans and comparing Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan. More recently, Whitlock directed his criticisms in December toward women’s right to vote, and—as recently as December—blasting women’s right to vote.

During the 33:30 mark of Smith’s video, continued his verbal attack on Whitlock, saying, “As a Black man, I often told y’all, I cannot imagine—as a Black man, knowing our history—anything worse than a white supremacist. That is until Jason Whitlock came along. He’s worse than them. He is the worst, most despicable, lying, no-good fatass human being I have ever known in my life.”

Running down other remarks Smith made about Whitlock, Complex noted the following comments from the firebrand:

— “I mean it from my soul when I say this is the worst human being I’ve ever known. … He’s the dude that’s gonna have a funeral and ain’t gonna be no pallbearers. Might be two people that show up.”

— “There is nothing good about him. Absolutely nothing. And I challenge anybody who knows anything about him to refute what I’m saying. I have the facts. They’re all here. I know what he’s done.” And don’t forget: “Look around—don’t y’all notice why Black people scurry away whenever this roach of an individual is around, named Whitlock? ‘Cause we know what he is.”

And last, but not least, Smith went in with:

— “I hate this bastard. … He is the worst human being any of you will ever meet,” Stephen A. said in closing. “You get within a mile of his presence, wrap your arms around yourself to protect your soul. He is Cain. He is a devil. The worst. That’s all I have to say. Y’all have a nice day, I’m gon’ go about my business. I will not speak about this piece of sh*t again.”

Responding to Smith’s comments, Whitlock took to social media to air his response.

“SAS just made a fool of himself,” Whitlock said after Smith’s podcast went live. “We’ve never seen anyone at a major media company react this unprofessionally to a review of their work or just act this publicly unprofessional.”

Whitlock’s comments haven’t done much to prevent folks from checking out what Smith said about him. The ESPN fixture’s “Finally Responding to Jason Whitlock” video generated a quarter-million views in its first three hours. As of yesterday (01-12-24), it was up to 1.4 million views.

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