Jemele Hill Says She Deserved ESPN Suspension "After My Donald Trump Tweets"

Ruben Ruiz
October 23, 2017

In the TMZ video, Hill told her supporters she was thankful and humbled by their solidarity and said she won't be leaving ESPN over the suspension.

After serving a two-week suspension, SportsCenter host Jemele Hill commented on the situation in an interview with TMZ Sports on Saturday.

Those comments drew a statement from ESPN condemning her remarks, while White House spokeswoman Sarah Hukabee Sanders called on the network to fire Hill. "I am OK. I feel good", she said. I know it's great conjecture to think about [whether she would leave ESPN over the suspension], but, like, we're fine.

"So, here's how this works is that it doesn't really matter what I think".

Hill, in an interview with TMZ Sports, said, "Here's the reality-ESPN acted...what they felt was right". I deserved it. Like, absolutely. "I'll never take back what I said", she said.

She is expected to return to broadcast Monday.

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"By drawing a line in the sand, Jerry put his players under more scrutiny and threw them under the bus. I'll be back on Twitter, I'll be my usual self", Hill said. She urged the action after team owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers", Hill posted on October 8. Hill says she won't take back what she said - but she regrets putting her show in a bad position.

"I'm coming back to Twitter".

"I want people to understand this: There was never any restrictions placed on me about Twitter", she said.

"The only thing I'll ever apologize for is, I put ESPN in a bad spot. Don't place the burden squarely on the players", Hill tweeted. I put them in a bad spot and yeah, that's the truth of it. ESPN noted her previous "impulsive tweet", and said comments should not "reflect negatively" on the company.

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