Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith React to Dan Orlovsky Sniffing Molly Qerim's Shoe on 'First Take'

'First Take' host Stephen A. Smith wondered if the former NFL quarterback has a foot fetish.

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ESPN's First Take kicked off 2024 with a bizarre interaction between host Molly Qerim and NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky.

On Tuesday's show, the former quarterback and current NFL Live host was seen sniffing Qerim’s shoe. The incident took place after Qerim mentioned that co-host Stephen A. Smith recently paid off a bet he lost to her by buying her a pair of shoes.

Orlovsky got ahold of the shoe, performing an inspection of it before he put his nose inside the heel for a prolonged sniff.

“Are you really sniffing the shoe?” Qerim asked. “I just got the shoe and I have tights on. Don’t be weird.”

“He just sniffed the shoe,” Smith confirmed, before Shannon Sharpe questioned Orlovsky's actions. “I don’t know about you, Dan. I’ve gotta keep an eye on you," Sharpe said.

“He might have a foot fetish,” Smith said. “Dan might be one of those.”

Dam orlovsky sniffed one of mollys shoe & unc Shannon sharpe said “idk dan I got keep my eye on you” 😂😂

— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) January 2, 2024
Twitter: @shannonsharpeee

It isn't the first time Orlovsky has been called out over his questionable behavior. In fact, the former quarterback, who's been trolled on social media and by fellow media members for his some terrible food takes, addressed the backlash during an appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show in April.

“It’s weird though, cause like, when I’m around them, I will taste different foods, and I’ll be like, ‘Wow, this actually is really good.’ But then I don’t actually implement it into my life,” Orlovsky said. “I love when people lose their minds over how weird I am. I find it fascinating that I can be like, ‘Yo, I like this food and everyone’s like, ‘OH MY GOD.’”

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