The statement from ESPN, which very specifically does not mention the word "suspension":
"Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday."
On Monday, Smith offered a televised apology for his comments on last week's First Take on domestic abuse. Keeping him off the airwaves is ESPN's apology to America.
Here's what Smith said that earned the don't-say-suspension: