Jemele Hill will be back on ESPN Monday following her two week suspension for violation of the network’s social media policy.
In her tweets, Hill suggested fans could boycott the Dallas Cowboys if they were unhappy with owner Jerry Jones statements, and called President Trump a “white supremacist.” She was caught at LAX by TMZ’s cameras where she went on to say that although she’s not sorry about what she tweeted, she deserved to get suspended for it.
I want people to understand this: There was never any restrictions placed on me, about Twitter. So, I’ll be back on Twitter, and I’ll be my usual self.”
“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 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.
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 also said that the time off was “reflective” and she was “grateful” for her supporters. She added “I’m thankful for them but I’m happy to be back.”
“Me and ESPN are fine…We are fine. We are in a good place. I’m happy to be back on the network,”
The question is, what happens going forward. Will Jemele curve her opinionated thoughts? Is this speech just to save the check? And do you think that she’ll be at ESPN for the long run?