Clay Travis: “I saw what Stephen A. Smith said and I thought for a moment ‘this cannot be real’, I had to go watch it on video myself… This is what Stephen A. Smith said about Tim Tebow becoming a Jacksonville Jaguar. He connected it to George Floyd, I’m not lying. This is a direct quote from Stephen A. Smith:
‘When George Floyd ultimately was murdered by Derek Chauvin the cop and you saw people rioting and protesting in the streets, it wasn’t just about him, it was about the symbolism of what transpired because Black people have repeatedly felt like we have the proverbial ‘knee on our neck’. We constantly have to scratch and claw our way and when we see someone of a different ilk, of a different ethnicity, getting opportunities we know we would never get, that’s where the words ‘White Privilege’ come from.’
"Stephen A. Smith connected Tim Tebow potentially playing tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars to George Floyd dying. This is one of the dumbest arguments I’ve ever heard anyone make in the history of sports media. There’s ZERO connection here… On the same day that he talked about Tim Tebow, it was reported that there are three different NFL teams that are willing to trade for Deshaun Watson, who has been accused of sexual assault by 22 different women, the majority of them being minority. Yet Stephen A. Smith doesn’t say a word about that, which is tangible evidence that all the NFL cares about is trying to make their team better, and if you are white, black, blue, green, purple, it doesn’t matter if the NFL executives believe you will make their team better. They will even trade for you even though you might be Deshuan Watson, the NFL’s version of Jeffrey Epstein or Bill Cosby. It’s possible that Deshaun Watson is a serial sexual abuser, and yet Tim Tebow is the guy that Stephen A. Smith talks about in making some sort of strained analogy to George Floyd… This is a flagrantly bad argument by Stephen A. Smith that is designed to divide us, and it’s also insanely stupid. He should be ashamed himself for making an argument that is that bad and is that easy to tear to shreds. On the same day that three teams are willing to trade for Deshaun Watson, despite 22 sexual assault allegations, you focus on Tim Tebow, who is just trying to make a million dollars to play tight end, and has never done a damn thing wrong in his life.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Clay Travis rip ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith for making an uncomfortable connection between Tim Tebow and George Floyd, as Stephen A. brought up the late Floyd’s name when mentioning a proverbial ‘knee on our neck’ when it comes to a perceived notion of Black people receiving fewer opportunities than Whites in the workforce.
Check out the segment above as Clay says Stephen A. should be ashamed of himself for making 'one of the dumbest arguments I've ever heard anyone make in the history of sports media', and points out that Deshaun Watson, a player currently accused of sexual assault by 22 women, is reportedly involved in a wide array of trade rumors, yet Stephen A. elected to go all-in on Tebow.