Stephen A. Smith, Kiara Mia, Jimmy Garappolo

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith must not love Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo as much as he does America-hater Colin Karpernick, because on a recent panel he had some harsh words and some salacious accusations to throw Garoppolo’s way.

Jimmy Garoppolo via Raiders YouTube, screenshot

“It’s rare that he plays. He spends more time in an infirmary than on a football field some would argue. Okay, if he ain’t doing that he’s with porn stars on Melrose Rose place in California,” Smith said while on a panel discussing Garappolo’s take on the 49er’s trading quarterback Trey Lance to the Cowboys.

Panel guest Kimberley Martin tried to defend Garappolo, bringing up that he only publicly dated a porn star once, but Smith wasn’t going to let a good soundbite go to waste.

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“That you know of,” Smith shot back. “I happen to know a little bit more than that. That’s why I call him porn star Jimmy.”

For those who aren’t interested in the dating life of Jimmy G, I’ll fill you in on the surface level details. Garappolo faced criticism years ago for dating pornstar Kiara Mia while he was with the 49ers. The public was largely upset with his lapse of standards and moral judgement.

Kiara Mia via Inside OnlyFans YouTube, screenshot

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People began to pile on Garappolo from all over the place, including sports reporter Britt McHenry.

“Jimmy Garoppolo is the franchise quarterback of a prominent NFL team,” she posted to Twitter (now known as X) at the time. “He should have more values and class than parading a porn star in LA. Slam me for saying that, but guarantee someone in his camp said the same thing.”

While it’s believed that Jimmy Garoppolo never repeated such an outing, Smith seems to suggest otherwise.

Source: Twitter

Usually when we write a piece about Stephen A. Smith, it’s because he’s done something like infer Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has no black friends, apologize for improperly using the word “homosexual”, saying he’s not paid enough because he’s black, or insulting the state of Texas.

I have to admit though— this whole segment was hilarious, and is probably the only time something funny has come out of ESPN in a long time.

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