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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says Tim Tebow NFL comeback is 'white privilege'

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During Thursday’s episode of "First Take," Smith said he "had a problem" with the team’s decision to sign Tebow as a tight end – a position he has never played – while other athletes were left seeking their next opportunity."I’m happy for him, meaning Tim Tebow specifically, but when you look at the totality of the situation, If I'm gonna bring up white privilege when I brought up Steve Nash getting the job in Brooklyn, is this not an example of white privilege?" Smith said. The ESPN host argued the hire was an example of "white privilege" and that the Nets had passed over more qualified Black candidates.Smith prefaced his remarks by praising Tebow, noting that he considered the former college football star a "really good dude" whose "heart’s in the right place." By signing with the Jaguars, Tebow reunited with Urban Meyer, his former head coach on two national championships teams at the University of Florida. I’m simply saying when you see an opportunity like that happen, it is clear that it happens for white folks and it doesn’t happen for everybody else, and that’s problematic."Smith’s co-host, Max Kellerman, said he didn’t have a problem with the Jaguars’ decision to sign Tebow.

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