Stephen A. is ‘very disgusted’ by the Tim Tebow backlash | First Take

Stephen A. Smith comes to the defense of Tim Tebow after the former Heisman Trophy winner took a strong stance against California’s “Fair Pay to Play Act.”
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  • what is there was an investment opportunity almost like a trust to athletes...when they graduate they will receive a percentage...the criteria will be hotly debated, but there will be a reward of some kind to athletes based on their sport...track and field will not get the same as football...

    Jeff Porcaro GrooveJeff Porcaro Groove5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember this. I personally think college players deserve better but I'm not going to berate Tebow for having a different opinion, especially from a QB who played in college football.

    Christopher StoneChristopher Stone15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They fixed his mic.

  • Twitter is not real life. Every time Twitter makes a fuss, they lose in real life.

    David KDavid K2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think Tebow is sincere about his beliefs but he is wrong on this issue. College football already is a very big business and the players should be able to make some money since they are the ones on the field earning the money for the coaches and universities. The money pie should be shared.

    Joseph LaraiaJoseph Laraia3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How much money does Stephen A-hole make off of reporting on college athletics?

    drew laredodrew laredo3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • ESPN is a joke thats why all their conservative announcers were fired sorry Steven A your bosses are not diverse.

    Manuel JuarezManuel Juarez4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I could do without the dramatic preacher voices, but Stephen and Max, but I like the arguments they lay out, and I do believe they try to be fair.

    Tarq's PicksTarq's Picks4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • That's why they got a free education. How many really make it big. Get the education make a life for your self. Give them money you will ruin them......... Fact

    JASON WISEJASON WISE4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • But they are getting paid. Do they know how expensive tuition, housing, medical, meals , travel , cost! Getting paid for likeness might work but if the school is paying based on what another school is paying , then say by to the other college sports especially at the d1 level.

    Sons of the EdelweissSons of the Edelweiss4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Never understood why athletes can’t use their own likeness in tandem with the NCAA doing it like the TH-vision guy

    J bJ b4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1. Stephen A , love ya but you’re wrong 2. Max plz go back to boxing 3. If players get paid then let them pay for those yearly tuitions 🤷‍♂️ Unit of Florida is $20,000 a year for a real major not basket weaving ..... but Stephen A won’t bring that up none of em do

    Hollywood5453Hollywood54534 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So now my tax dollars can go to giving someone free college and they can make more money than me off my tax dollars while benefiting from said tax dollars.

    Nate Diaz Couldn't Beat a RattataNate Diaz Couldn't Beat a Rattata4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Nate Diaz Couldn't Beat a Rattata if your tax dollars pay for free tuition... then go to school moron

      JLJL4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Lov u Tebow. And I'm a UGA fanatic!!! Go Dawgs..

    Brian BurgessBrian Burgess4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Athletes are getting paid with a free college education, free room and board, cool experience, and an opportunity to showcase yourself for a professional league. Players get all that value and do not have to pay taxes on it. Nobody would do something for free unless they love it and find value in it. If the players did not value the opportunity they would not be there.

    Stephen BinderStephen Binder4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Mike W yep. They do get a scholarship to play a game, which has never been disputed. Truthfully the players already get paid like 3 to 5 thousand depending on the cost of living. That happened a few years ago. I also understood that in that deal, if they got cut they kept their scholarship. Even if that were not so, they would have been given room and board, and free tuition for this semesters that they were there while their classmates are waiting tables and collecting student loans that will haunt them for the next 15 to 30 years. So still a good deal.

      Stephen BinderStephen Binder4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • If a player gets cut, he is not told he can finish his education. He has to go home. They get scholarships to play ball, not get an education.

      Mike WMike W4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How the F--- is Stephen A disgusted by Tim Tebow backlash? His disgust just makes me hate Tebow's argument more. Tim Tebow isn't privileged? The fact that he didn't grow up on the inner streets and never had to worry about going to bed hungry as a kid is more than what some other kids have to go through.

    DickNiaz26DickNiaz264 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tim needs to shut his mouth

    2 Claps and a Rick Flair2 Claps and a Rick Flair4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tebow time!

    Carlos GomezCarlos Gomez4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stephen A, you know that there are those, all on the left, that feel as if you don't agree with them, you open yourself to name calling. And regardless to what the disagreement was, the name calling will 90% of the time, revolve around "race".

    Theoriginal thinkerTheoriginal thinker4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Somebody tell SAS to get better ties! Those are too boring and pretty big for his neck.

    Movimiento de F.E.Movimiento de F.E.4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think the athletes should get $$ for their performance. Its a BUSINESS and athletes are kind of slaves of said BUSINESS, owned by the NCAA. Tim Tebow has a lot of $$. Many of those athletes will never gat to that. I disagree with the hate against Tim.

    Movimiento de F.E.Movimiento de F.E.4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Interesting! In the past SAS was the District Attorney against Tebow the QB and today SAS is his Lawyer defending him against the Media.

    Movimiento de F.E.Movimiento de F.E.4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • And you know my boy Tim Tebow’s in the back like OK let it happen University of Florida we got Gatorade money baby

    Huggybear 2GunzHuggybear 2Gunz4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • They get paid by virtue of the scholarship money, extra training table food, better medical care, tutoring, team travel. Maybe this should be valued and taxed if they get to license their names or likeness.

    Geoff SimpkinsGeoff Simpkins4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Geoff Simpkins I agree.

      Greg DavisGreg Davis4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The "amateur" went out of college sports decades ago.

    CHIGGS 58THCHIGGS 58TH4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You don't have to curse Stephen A. You too intelligent to have to use 4 letter words to get your point across. ESPN doesn't pay you for that. 2 years old kids can use 4 letter words. We want to hear obfuscate, mitigate, contemplate, dissemination, digress, culpability, sedulous. We hear enough 4 letter words from the dumb people, so entertain us, man!!

    James B. Hall, MDJames B. Hall, MD4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Like to get rid of molly

    JoeJoe4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Good on you, Stephen A.!!! I agree with everything you said. I don't agree with Tebow a 100%, but I think he has a legitimate concern.

    Jonathan ThomasJonathan Thomas4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If you start paying them than you won’t get the best of the best athletes.

    Lettuce ManLettuce Man4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1st off, Love Tim Tebow and respect him a ton, and everyone should know they don’t have to 100% agree with someone else’s perspective all of the time, Tim has his view point just like each of us has our own, we ought to be grateful for multiple perspectives and remain respectful in the midst of differences, I do think it’s messed up in a sense that players are some of the only ones not making a profit when they put so much at risk as well as invest so much into the sport, that being said, I think whatever is decided must be done with many different perspectives being brought together to arrive at the best possible decision for all involved, it won’t be perfect of course but at least we should try to set a strong foundation for adjustments moving forward. 😉

    JD TackettJD Tackett4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • A lot of those players won’t make enough for tuition, food, supplies, and accommodations. That’s the reality. Don’t forget about those lovely taxes in California. Are they still going to give them a scholarship? That would be ridiculous to pay them and give them a free ride. This law is going to be nothing but trouble.

    juan arcilajuan arcila4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm sure him loving the Lord Jesus had nothing to do with this.. yea right, Twitter loves a white Christian male beat down.

    Baby BenjaminBaby Benjamin4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I totally agree with Tim

    Tommy RobertsTommy Roberts4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Actually your very disgusting be quiet sometime

    Jacqueline TaylorJacqueline Taylor4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • There is a HBCU rise about to happen. That's why they're going to throw crumbs.

    Perry CaryPerry Cary4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why is molly still there?

    Eddie MarinEddie Marin4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tim Tebow 😆

    Jason C.Jason C.4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Purity at it's finest brash when it's needed and the truth in every breath and love and honor of the games in all of his words there is none better than S.A.S he's the man and he's the final word in sports

    Mike TackettMike Tackett4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If only Lavar Ball received this amount "fairness of opinion" Tebow is getting. . .

    Jay ReedJay Reed4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Roma Wade That's from YOUR perspective, correct?

      Jay ReedJay Reed4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Jay Reed all bout how one comes off. Lavar ball made him n his whole family look like jackasses. Tim Tebow has never made him self let alone his whole family look stupid.

      Roma WadeRoma Wade4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The NCAA is getting paid Billions of Dollars! Any organization that uses another person's image and likeness and makes money off those person's images and likeness is robbing the athletes of due share. End of story! The NCAA is criminal organization!

    Shaun SweeneyShaun Sweeney4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • it's a non profit.

      john mayerjohn mayer4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Screw collage

    Kenneth CossetteKenneth Cossette4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • first take sucks and steven a romo u r an idiot, u don;t want other views y,all just want the demorats view cus its similar to yours

    A-D DaigrepontA-D Daigrepont4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If college athletes get paid, what’s the incentive to on to the next level?

    MP4-27dMP4-27d4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Umm making more money? Most will not be set for life or anywhere close with a college pay day.

      PievanclPievancl4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Football and basketball even baseball players have value to the schools but the problem is are the soccer and the volleyball and the swimmers want money

      stevemtc1stevemtc14 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • We all know the NCAA is a scam. Not having to pay the labor by simply calling them 'student-athletes' is hilarious.. These colleges make billions and give the athletes pennies with a 'free education'. This is long overdue.

    b hartyb harty4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • As Lebatard says: “If college classes are such valuable compensation, then compensate Saban and Dabo in 8mil/year worth of college classes and dorm room living.” Instead of a salary, just give them a coupon for a lifetime supply of college classes. Oh wait, that’s a shitty deal? Thought so...

    Ned RobinsonNed Robinson4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Players are getting a free education! They don’t need to be paid!

    LosttouchjsLosttouchjs4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Everybodies in the comments still arguing their view points and totally missing the whole point of this clip. Just because someone disagrees with you, doesn’t mean it’s time to yell “off with his head” if you constantly surround yourself with people who only think like you, you will never evolve. Argue, debate, and most importantly have a discussion. Just remain civil doing so.

    Kris CraineKris Craine4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm disgusted by Tim's hairdoo

    evan browneevan browne4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I like Stephen A - he genuinely cares about people. I also like Tim Tebow.- great guys!

    AmericanDreamAlbumAmericanDreamAlbum4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • The jury is still out on Max

      AmericanDreamAlbumAmericanDreamAlbum4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Only thing worse than homosexuals are brainwashed religious people.

    Altitude MagicAltitude Magic4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • what's up with all the other sports.....

    Hymedude SilvaHymedude Silva4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Those in favor of the law, I ask are you viewing this from a slave/master mentality? If you are, you are wrong, the NCAA is a non profit organization. Stop drinking the cool aid.

    john mayerjohn mayer4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • If they are good enough they will be paid millions after college... they go pro after two seasons cmon folks. Also they have free clothes from sponsors free food free housing free tuition free tutors free everything. While the average student leaves school with 40 or 50 thousands in debt. And if they don’t get drafted they owe nothing. Half of these players would not be accepted into college based on their academic abilities. I’m a GA bulldog fan and I seen an interview with one of our wide receivers saying he came to college reading on a 8th grade level really? Think God he can run fast and catch a ball.

    Chad McNeelyChad McNeely4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Truth at 1:54. Different perspectives can be a great thing.

    marcus813marcus8134 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Unless you're Lavar Ball. . .

      Jay ReedJay Reed4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I love this show

    James BurkeJames Burke4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Are people forgetting the fact that college players are on scholarship and getting a free education how is that not payment

    Jahan WatsonJahan Watson4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Love Stephan A man so much respect

    Michael ByrnesMichael Byrnes4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • *Time for Stephen to get up on the table yet ONCE AGAIN to dance a jig and protect massa...* *Don't y'all gets mad ats da white folks now, ya hears me!? Don'ts you DARE! Y'all leave Massa Tim alone at git! Git on now!*

    Art DecoArt Deco4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Your calling the NCAA a non profit a racist organization, that their rules are formed to keep blacks down, how ignorant are you. Rules that apply to all races and colors. Don't y'all gets mad ats da white folks, your statements tells all ones need to know about your views.

      john mayerjohn mayer4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @john mayer *Hush. Its OK that you're clearly VERY slow, not bright in the least, and regurgitate standard, silly, ahistorical talking point idiot-babble by rote that you've plagiarized from your betters, Reddit-thread escapee. (Not sure why they haven't tossed a net over your head and dragged you back there yet...usually their handlers are good at culling their strays...hmm...anyway). What's NOT OK, is to put that unique brand of stupidity on display for all to see, and in particular, annoy ME with it.*

      Art DecoArt Deco4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • There's a reason why these rules exist. Gavin Newsom and a lot of people out there have no clue why they were put in place. Once you financially control someone, you can dictate the way they play. Think about that.

    NiceGuyEddieNiceGuyEddie4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • The NCAA is a non profit, the control is for the good of all. We have to get rid of the slave/master mentality, it does not exist here.

      john mayerjohn mayer4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • NCAA is one of the biggest rackets in the world!

    Swolace FerrariSwolace Ferrari4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tebow needs to sit down he’s given everthing in this world and he comes from a rich family his daddy and mommy have all the money so he needs to Shut up!

    Swolace FerrariSwolace Ferrari4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • So you would think the non white's would understand the importance of a free education and take advantage of it. Perhaps is it you and your ilk that need to shut your mouth. Too dumb, poor, and ignorant to take advantage of a free education.

      john mayerjohn mayer4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The way the NCAA acts is shady. Why don't we start there?

    Nevon KatersonNevon Katerson4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • College sports is great because it's for the university they play for. If guys need money they should go pro I support college athletes. They get free education housing and food with help with classes. That should be enough.

    David DarbonneDavid Darbonne4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tebow is a man of ideals. Amateurism is an ideal that doesn't exist in NCAA anymore. However, I would be very surprised and disappointed if Tebow said something else. Tebow talks the talk and walks the walk.

    Sage ParkSage Park4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • That's what NCAA takes advantage of Tim Tebow

    Jesus NavarreteJesus Navarrete4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • S.A.S.... I have your back and Tim's too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stan WebbStan Webb4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I kinda wish that all this "I or they play because I love the University." If that was the case, why is there recruiters? Why are there players with a few "3-5" ball caps at press conferences? He can't love them all. The best athletes do what's best for them. Not saying all but the overwhelming majority.

    H TennyH Tenny4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I fux with Steven A.

    Angel QuirozAngel Quiroz4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How come you don't want to hear the opinions of those that disagree with tebow

    arogthegriotarogthegriot4 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Steven A. is the best. I like Max too. These guys bring their A game every day. Steven A. said it. They didn't do Tebow any favors. That's a man with conviction & accountability & fairness to the truth. Love it.

    Bill LozierBill Lozier4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Wonder if he preached to Hernandez

      evan browneevan browne4 หลายเดือนก่อน
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