Stephen A. Smith claims that, in comparison to unnamed “White Colleagues,” his $12 million salary leaves him underpaid.

By Charles Opara

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, who is an authority on sports media, Stephen A. Smith earns $12 million year from his job with ESPN.

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In January 2019, Smith renewed his deal with Disney for a total of five years and $60 million. Original reports put the annual compensation at $8 million, but Marchand’s investigation revealed he also had a “$4 million-per-year output contract” in addition to his $8 million salary.

Smith’s employer pays him so well because, even on touchy subjects like race in sports, he isn’t afraid to express his uncensored ideas. And he was doing precisely that when

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, who is an authority on sports media, Stephen A. Smith earns $12 million year from his job with ESPN.

This week, he alleged, he was underpaid.

Smith voiced his opinion regarding the historical (and ongoing) underpayment of Black people during a debate of the lack of American-born Black baseball players in the 2022 World Series.

“We remain Black in this nation. We don’t always have faith in this nation’s system of meritocracy. We are aware that Black people are paid less than their white counterparts, just as women are paid less than their male counterparts, Smith opined. “I’m not talking about me, even if I am underpaid compared to other people on television and what they make, I got news for you

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, who is an authority on sports media, Stephen A. Smith earns $12 million year from his job with ESPN.

This week, he alleged, he was underpaid.

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Following that little digression, Smith reiterated, “I ain’t apologizing for that do a damn soul. My pay is too low. After all that, it’s not about me.

Smith has previously stated in the media that he believes he is being underpaid despite earning millions of dollars annually. He claimed he was underpaid in a podcast interview with Kyle Brandt in 2021.