Jemele Hill: 'I deserved that suspension' after Donald Trump tweets

Ruben Hill
October 22, 2017

Suspended ESPN host Jemele Hill said on Saturday that she understands why she was suspended by the network, and is on good terms with ESPN. "Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE tweets, I deserved that suspension", Hill told TMZ in an interview, adding "I violated the policy".

"So, here's how this works: It doesn't really matter what I think", Hill said after being asked if she feels she was treated fairly. "Going forward we'll be in a good, healthy place, it'll be fine and I'm looking forward to it".

If you recall, Hill was penalized for encouraging people upset with Jerry Jones's national anthem policy to boycott his sponsors. "I know it's great conjecture to think about what might happen but we're fine". At the time, ESPN claimed that she violated their social media policy.

Despite accepting her punishment, Hill told TMZ she would not take back what she said in her previous tweets.

This was just weeks after she found herself at the center of not only in the sports media world, but also in the political world thanks to her tweets about Donald Trump. I deserved it. Like, absolutely.

The firestorm surrounding Hill began last month, when she called President Trump a "white supremacist".

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 and yeah, that's the truth of it. I regret the position I put them in. I regret the positon we put our show in. She's moving forward with ESPN, saying.

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