Jemele Hill of ESPN’s Sports Center is back at work after serving two weeks suspension over her controversial twitter post concerning the NFL #TakeAKnee campaign. The 41 year old sports journalist has told that her suspension was a right call.
“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 an argument or quibble with that. I would tell people absolutely after my Donald Trump tweets, ‘I deserved that suspension. I deserved it’ she said.
Jemele Hill took to social media to share her thought about the NFL players being asked to stand for the National Anthem or risk getting sacked, a proposition from the President, Donald Trump which was re-hammered by NFL team, Dallas Cowboys’ president, Jerry Jones.
After her comment went viral, she took a much clearer stance of her statement but the harm had already been done. Her tweet on Donald Trump in September, 2017 also caused an uproar before her latest on the NFL and ESPN served her with 2 weeks suspension in regard to the company’s social media regulations.
Being adamant of no wrong doing in her utterances on her social media page, she eluded to the fact that she wasn’t fair with her employer.’I’ll never take back what I said. The only thing I’ll ever apologies for is, I put ESPN in a bad spot. 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 people I work with, the position we put our show in” she added.
On 21st October 2017, she announced her come-back to TMZ when they met up with her at the airport despite many reports of her quitting. “This has been a reflective time for me. Am very grateful for all the people who shown support for me. It’s very humbling. Am thankful for them and am happy to be back so I’ll be back on Monday [23rd October,2017] ” she announced with joy.