ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith could be in for a record payday when his contract is up for renewal, according to a new report.
Sources told the New York Post that Smith, who is on "First Take," hosts a national radio show, and appears on several of ESPN shows throughout the day, could make as much as $10 million per year, which would be the highest amount for anyone at ESPN.
Smith, 51, is an opinion commentator for the sports network. According to the Post, Smith is always willing to go on the air, which is not always the case for the network's personalities. It is believed he makes around $5 million per year at the moment, but he might be in the range of $8 million to $10 million for his next contract.
Smith made headlines in October 2017 when he proclaimed President Donald Trump "highjacked" the National Anthem issue in regard to the NFL players who refused to stand for the song before games.
In 2015, Smith said Democrats have "taken for granted" the black vote.
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