Stephen A. Smith Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith is welcomed by the crowd during a live taping of ESPN’s “First Take” at Florida A&M University’s new Will Packer Performing Arts Amphitheater as part of the school’s homecoming festivities Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Famu Homecoming 102921 Ts 368

Stephen A. Smith likes to tell people that he never sugarcoats things and he never lies. That was put to the test during a recent podcast appearance in which he was asked about certain intimate preferences he might have in the bedroom.

During a recent appearance on BS with Jake Paul, Smith was asked very matter-of-factly by co-host Julia Rose if he “eats a**” and, following a brief pause, he answered.

“Do you, Stephen A., eat a**?”

“Oh s***…no,” replied Smith. “That’s a god’s honest answer. Never.”

“Have you gotten your a** eaten?” Rose followed up.

“That’s private,” replied Smith. “I have nothing else to say.”

Well, we bet you didn’t expect to learn about what goes on behind closed doors with Stephen A. Smith on this Thursday when you woke up, but here we all are. And everyone is reacting to the “news” in their own disturbed way.

Smith has certainly been making the rounds in recent days to promote his new podcast, courting all different kinds of controversy as he goes. He’s also been in rare form on First Take, getting into it with Dan Orlovsky, making headlines with the way he spoke to Malika Andrews, and calling out the media over their coverage of the Ime Udoka story.

[BS with Jake Paul]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to