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

  • Published: 16 September 2019
  • 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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Comments • 2 501

  • Brian Burgess
    Brian Burgess  1 days back

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

    • Stephen Binder
      Stephen Binder  1 days back

      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.

      • DickNiaz26
        DickNiaz26  3 days back

        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.

        • 2 Claps and a Rick Flair

          Tim needs to shut his mouth

          • Carlos Gomez
            Carlos Gomez  4 days back

            Tebow time!

            • Theoriginal thinker
              Theoriginal thinker  4 days back

              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".

              • Movimiento de F.E.
                Movimiento de F.E.  5 days back

                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.  5 days back

                  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.  5 days back

                    Interesting! In the past SAS was the District Attorney against Tebow the QB and today SAS is his Lawyer defending him against the Media.

                    • Huggybear 2Gunz
                      Huggybear 2Gunz  5 days back

                      And you know my boy Tim Tebow’s in the back like OK let it happen University of Florida we got Gatorade money baby

                      • Geoff Simpkins
                        Geoff Simpkins  5 days back

                        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.

                      • CHIGGS 58TH
                        CHIGGS 58TH  6 days back

                        The "amateur" went out of college sports decades ago.

                        • James B. Hall, MD
                          James B. Hall, MD  1 weeks back

                          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!!

                          • Joseph Stalin
                            Joseph Stalin  1 weeks back

                            Like to get rid of molly

                            • Jonathan Thomas
                              Jonathan Thomas  1 weeks back

                              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.

                              • Lettuce Man
                                Lettuce Man  1 weeks back

                                If you start paying them than you won’t get the best of the best athletes.

                                • JD Tackett
                                  JD Tackett  1 weeks back

                                  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. 😉

                                  • juan arcila
                                    juan arcila  1 weeks back

                                    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.

                                    • Jon Cross
                                      Jon Cross  1 weeks back

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

                                      • Tommy Roberts
                                        Tommy Roberts  1 weeks back

                                        I totally agree with Tim

                                        • Jacqueline Taylor
                                          Jacqueline Taylor  1 weeks back

                                          Actually your very disgusting be quiet sometime

                                          • Perry Cary
                                            Perry Cary  1 weeks back

                                            There is a HBCU rise about to happen. That's why they're going to throw crumbs.

                                            • Eddie Marin
                                              Eddie Marin  1 weeks back

                                              Why is molly still there?

                                              • Jason C.
                                                Jason C.  1 weeks back

                                                Tim Tebow 😆

                                                • Mike Tackett
                                                  Mike Tackett  1 weeks back

                                                  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

                                                  • Jay Reed
                                                    Jay Reed  1 weeks back

                                                    If only Lavar Ball received this amount "fairness of opinion" Tebow is getting. . .

                                                    • Jay Reed
                                                      Jay Reed  7 days back

                                                      @Roma Wade That's from YOUR perspective, correct?

                                                    • Roma Wade
                                                      Roma Wade  1 weeks back

                                                      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.

                                                  • Shaun Sweeney
                                                    Shaun Sweeney  2 weeks back

                                                    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!

                                                  • Kenneth Cossette
                                                    Kenneth Cossette  2 weeks back

                                                    Screw collage

                                                    • A-D Daigrepont
                                                      A-D Daigrepont  2 weeks back

                                                      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

                                                      • MP4-27d
                                                        MP4-27d  2 weeks back

                                                        If college athletes get paid, what’s the incentive to on to the next level?

                                                        • Pievancl
                                                          Pievancl  1 weeks back

                                                          Umm making more money? Most will not be set for life or anywhere close with a college pay day.

                                                        • stevemtc1
                                                          stevemtc1  1 weeks back

                                                          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

                                                      • b harty
                                                        b harty  2 weeks back

                                                        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.

                                                        • Ned Robinson
                                                          Ned Robinson  2 weeks back

                                                          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...

                                                          • Losttouchjs
                                                            Losttouchjs  2 weeks back

                                                            Players are getting a free education! They don’t need to be paid!

                                                            • Kris Craine
                                                              Kris Craine  2 weeks back

                                                              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.

                                                              • evan browne
                                                                evan browne  2 weeks back

                                                                I'm disgusted by Tim's hairdoo

                                                                • AmericanDreamAlbum
                                                                  AmericanDreamAlbum  2 weeks back

                                                                  I like Stephen A - he genuinely cares about people. I also like Tim Tebow.- great guys!

                                                                • Altitude Magic
                                                                  Altitude Magic  2 weeks back

                                                                  Only thing worse than homosexuals are brainwashed religious people.

                                                                  • Hymedude Silva
                                                                    Hymedude Silva  2 weeks back

                                                                    what's up with all the other sports.....

                                                                    • john mayer
                                                                      john mayer  2 weeks back

                                                                      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.

                                                                      • Chad McNeely
                                                                        Chad McNeely  2 weeks back

                                                                        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.

                                                                        • marcus813
                                                                          marcus813  2 weeks back

                                                                          Truth at 1:54. Different perspectives can be a great thing.

                                                                          • Jay Reed
                                                                            Jay Reed  1 weeks back

                                                                            Unless you're Lavar Ball. . .

                                                                        • James Burke
                                                                          James Burke  2 weeks back

                                                                          I love this show

                                                                          • Jahan Watson
                                                                            Jahan Watson  2 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Michael Byrnes
                                                                              Michael Byrnes  2 weeks back

                                                                              Love Stephan A man so much respect

                                                                              • Art Deco
                                                                                Art Deco  2 weeks back

                                                                                *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!*

                                                                                • john mayer
                                                                                  john mayer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                • Art Deco
                                                                                  Art Deco  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @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.*

                                                                              • NiceGuyEddie
                                                                                NiceGuyEddie  2 weeks back

                                                                                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.

                                                                                • john mayer
                                                                                  john mayer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  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.

                                                                              • Swolace Ferrari
                                                                                Swolace Ferrari  2 weeks back

                                                                                NCAA is one of the biggest rackets in the world!

                                                                                • Swolace Ferrari
                                                                                  Swolace Ferrari  2 weeks back

                                                                                  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!

                                                                                  • john mayer
                                                                                    john mayer  2 weeks back

                                                                                    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.