When the announcement was made that SportsCenter broadcaster Jemele Hill was suspended over her personal tweets, many rallied behind in support of Jemele Hill.
Hill called Donald Trump a white supremacist and then suggested NFL fans boycott advertisers connected to the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones said any player who took a knee during the National Anthem would be benched.
Hill hasn’t tweeted much on social media but stated to TMZ that she understands why ESPN suspended her.
“Me and ESPN are fine. We’re in a good place and I’m happy to be back at the network,” she said. “So, here’s how this works: It doesn’t really matter what I think. It matters to people, but here’s the reality: ESPN acted on what they felt was right, and, you know, I don’t have any argument or quibble with that. I would tell people, absolutely, after my Donald Trump tweets, I deserved that suspension. I deserved it. Like, absolutely. I violated the policy; I deserved that suspension.”
Hill continued by saying the only thing she truly regrets is putting her employers between a rock and a hard place.
“The only thing I’ll ever apologize for is, I put ESPN in a bad spot. I’ll never take back what I said. I put them in a bad spot, that’s the truth of it. I regret the position I put them in. I regret, a lot of the people I work with, the position we put our show in. I’ll never take back what I said.”
Hill will return to SportsCenter with co-host Michael Smith Monday. (Oct. 23).
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