Stephen signed a new contract with the company and his wages are off the roof!
Stephen A. Smith is one of the most recognizable names on the sports radar and one of the most familiar faces in sportscasting. A commentator on ESPN First Take, he is also an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown. Further, he has his own 'The Stephen A. Smith Show' on ESPN Radio.
Betting heavily on his name and his appeal, ESPN has signed a mega-deal with Smith that would see him take home a whopping $8 million a year salary. As reported by NYP, he surpasses the previous highest earner Mike Greenberg who makes $6.5 million a year from his ESPN deal.
Reportedly, the fine prints of the contract are still being negotiated but it is believed he would retain his appearances on First Take and SportsCenter as before.