BREAKING: Stephen A. Smith’s New Megadeal With ESPN Reportedly Gets Him $8M Per Year

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Stephen A. Smith just got super paid.

Whether you hate him or love him, SAS is not going anywhere for quite sometime, and he’s going to be paid quite handsomely for the things that he does for the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

“Stephen A. Smith’s new five-year contract will make him ESPN’s highest-paid sportscaster with an annual salary that will approach $8 million per year, according to sources.

This will move Smith past Mike Greenberg’s $6.5 million, which was ESPN’s previous known highest salary. Greenberg is the host of “Get Up!”

Smith got nearly $8 million, but he received some money upfront, making it more worth his while to re-up with a year left on his current deal.

Smith will continue to be front and center on ESPN’s air with his daily morning show “First Take,” as well as on “SportsCenter” and the network’s NBA coverage. Though the finer points of the contract are not fully completed, Smith has already started hosting Wednesday’s “SportsCenter” leading into ESPN’s NBA schedule that night.”

Smith is easily the most polarizing figure in sports talk right now, and you cannot deny that this man works extremely hard as he is called on to do just about everything.

Getting millions a year just to talk about sports must be that American Dream everybody always talks about. Must be nice.