Kwame Brown was live-streaming earlier, and he absolutely torched Stephen A. Smith for covering Josh Gordon and Colts owner Jim Isray’s DWI’s differently.
Josh Gordon used to be an absolutely elite talent in the NFL before some issues with possession and usage of drugs derailed his career. However, Gordon was able to make it back into the league and make an impact for some teams like the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Some of the reactions at the time looked like this:
Unfortunate to see the Josh Gordon news once again. Too much talent to waste like that.
As @stephenasmith once said, “STAY OFF THE WEED.”
That being said, let’s also note how abhorrent it is that the NFL disqualifies players for a non-PED substance that is fully legal in WA.
— Porter Larsen (@Larsen_ESPN) December 16, 2019
Josh Gordon was involved in a DWI incidence once that seemed to deeply set back his NFL career. At the time, Stephen A. Smith covered the news with a strong reaction against Gordon’s actions. He was furious, livid, and throwing accusation after accusation all over the place.
That reaction was in stark contrast to the way he covered a similar DWI arrest of Colts Owner Jim Isray:
Kwame Brown had a lot to say about this difference in takes.
Kwame Brown Takes Shots At Stephen A. Smith For Defending Jim Isray But Not Josh Gordon
Kwame Brown blasted Stephen A. Smith for his double standards on a YouTube live stream on his channel SELF TALK. Understandably, he was questioning why the ESPN host had such a differing perspective.
Of course, there could be job security on the line. NFL owners are powerful and they could hold control of the media sometimes regarding how things are published and portrayed to the general public.
That may have led Stephen A. to take a more conservative stance on the situation. Nevertheless, Brown wasn’t one to ignore the difference:
Speculations of inherent racism and other factors were among the talking points in the comment section of this video. While substance abuse is a problem, there are ways to deal with it, and blasting a player for not falling in line may not be the right move.
Fans were also keen to point out the difference in coverage when Stephen A. Smith talked about Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins took heat for being maskless in a strip club compared to the owner of the WFT, Daniel Snyder, facing sexual allegations.