ESPN Offers Stephen A. Smith Crazy New Contract, But He ‘Wants McAfee Bucks’: Report

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith could be on the verge of a wild payday.
A stunning report from Puck News has revealed that “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” is ponying up quite a lucrative contract offer to Smith — and it still might not be enough for Smith.
The outlet notes that the brash and outspoken Smith is being offered $18 million a year over five years, a deal that would total an eye-popping $90 million.

Puck News reporter John Ourand notes, however, “I’m told Stephen A. wants McAfee bucks.”
Pat McAfee, ESPN’s other golden goose, makes nearly $30 million per year between the broadcast deal for his frat-boyish “Pat McAfee Show” and McAfee’s role on “ESPN College Gameday.”

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(As Puck News notes, however, ESPN would balk at that comparison, given that McAfee’s figure includes production costs. …

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