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Jemele Hill Returns To SportsCenter: ‘I Deserved My Suspension And Stand By What I Said’

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Jemele Hill Returns To SportsCenter: ‘I Deserved My Suspension And Stand By What I Said’

ESPN host Jemele Hill returns to the network Monday (Oct. 23) after serving a two-week suspension for violating the company’s social media policy.

The events leading up to her suspension started on Twitter about a month ago after she called President Trump a “bigot” and “white supremacist.”

ESPN was unhappy with that thought, though Hill stood by her words and refused to delete the tweets.

Earlier this month she began tweeting about the power struggle between NFL players and team owners after Jerry Jones threatened to discipline players who protested the national anthem. Hill told her followers that “change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.”

The next day she clarified her statements, writing, “Just so we’re clear: I’m not advocating an NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.”

With a couple of weeks to think through events, an un-apologetic Hill told TMZ Sports. “I’m happy to be back … Me and ESPN are fine,” she said. “I’ll be back on Twitter and I’ll be my usual self.”

Entertainment Writer, All Black Media

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