Stephen A. Smith Slams Reports “Confirming” Shannon Sharpe Joining “First Take”

Reports yesterday had Shannon Sharpe as a new co-host on ESPN’s “First Take” on Mondays and Tuesdays during the NFL season while also bringing his Club Shay Shay podcast to the network as well. But, according to the shows current host Stephen A. Smith, not so fast. 

Stephen A. said, “Sorry Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, it’s a bit premature. Shannon Sharpe is yet to sign on the dotted line to be a member of First Take. It has not happened yet. I’m still confident that it will happen, I still believe it will happen, I think it needs to happen. And I have doubt that I am going to exhaust every means I have available to me to make it happen.”