It had appeared in the past that Stephen A. Smith had been caught saying the N-Word on national television, and it was brought to attention immediately. While in that instance it was not clear enough to whereas it could not be denied, in the most recent instance, it seemed that the word was spoken much clearer.
On the April 4 edition of First Take at the 4:44 mark (brought to attention today on Instagram by Top Ball):
It almost seems impossible in today’s 24/7 social media microscope that not more has been made about the word being used on ESPN television. If someone would have foreshadowed this word being used on ESPN they would have undoubtedly envisioned the exact opposite reaction it received.