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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for comments about provoking assault
David Bauder, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's "First Take" last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality.

Son of Packers' co-ordinator found in river

Son of Green Bay Packers' offensive co-ordinator found dead in Wisconsin river
Todd Richmond, The Associated Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Police have recovered the body of Green Bay Packers offensive co-ordinator Joe Philbin's son from an icy Wisconsin river and said Tuesday that they were trying to figure out how he died.

Michael T. Philbin, 21, disappeared early Sunday and was reported missing that night. His body was recovered from the Fox River by divers on Monday, but Oshkosh Police Chief Scott Greuel waited a day to release the name out of respect for the family's privacy.

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