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Someone is going to get fired from ESPN

By theoakman follow theoakman   2017 Sep 15, 5:29pm 2,251 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Apparently ESPN employee forum conversations were leaked and some people thought Jemele Hill should suffer punishment with respect to calling the president a White Supremacist.
1   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 26, 3:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Another one bites the dust.

Jemele Hill Exits ESPN's 'SportsCenter'.

Jemele Hill is exiting the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes in the wake of Hill's controversial tweets about President Trump and the National Anthem protests sweeping the NFL.

Sources tell THR that Hill's last day on SC6 will be Friday, Feb. 2, two days before the Super Bowl. Michael Smith will host the program on his own, as he did when Hill was suspended last October for her NFL tweets.

Hill's tweet last September calling Donald Trump a "white supremacist" caused an uproar on Twitter, a rebuke from the White House (press secretary Sarah Sanders said she should be fired) and made her a hero of the anti-Trump left.

She was reprimanded by then-ESPN president John Skipper. But she was ultimately suspended for a tweet about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in which she encouraged her followers to boycott the team if they disagreed with Jones, who told his players they would be benched if they didn't stand for the National Anthem. (ESPN, of course, has a $15.2 billion deal with the league to broadcast Monday Night Football.)

"I don't really have any regrets about the language I used because I do think that there is some evidence to at least where we can question some of the things that [Trump] has said and done," she told Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch.


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