ESPN has issued a response following Stephen A. Smith's rant on/enabling domestic violence from Friday's episode of First Take. Here it is, in full:

"There has been a lot of discussion and reflection on the topic since Friday and it will continue. Stephen A. Smith plans to address the situation on Monday's First Take and we will have more to say on Monday as well."

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While you prepare to embrace debate on Monday (please remember to do so intelligently and not to the point where it might become dangerous for you, personally) reacquaint yourself with how we got here, with our original post below.