There was also once rumor that his married closed in divorce and he has a son. He replied to the rumor clearly that, 'I don't have any child'. However, he didn't speak about his marital life.
Stephen's recent controversy- ESPN layoff
In the month of April 2017, ESPN decided to layoff off 100 employees. And former Sports Illustrated reporter Jeff Pearlman said why the network hadn't cut some of the most reputable names like Stephen A. Smith.
Perlman wrote on Twitter with an essay ' Smith and his multimillion-dollar salary were safe because he's really good at Yelling'.
“I’m going to ask Mr. Jeff Pearlman, and all the Jeff Pearlmans of the world, a simple question: Why are you focusing on me? There are people in our business who actually get paid more, who do less and produce less. Why are you not talking about them?”
Stephen; as a Radio and Television host
He started as a radio host on WEPN New York on April 11, 2005. After that, he joined ESPN in August 2005 and is currently an analyst and talks show host.
In 2011 he was also regarded as a columnist for ESPN.com. He is very successful in his career but is also popular for his controversial remarks during the show.
In July 2014, Stephen gave controversial remarks on the ESPN2 show that women express domestic violence. His remarks were disliked by many of the viewers.
In the same year, he also grabbed criticism of remarks including comments on social media for reporter Michelle Beadle. Here's the video you can see Stephen's worst words.
However, he regretted his words on the taped segment via ESPN. He got punished, and suspended for a week, and didn't appear in any of their programs.