Back in September, ESPN host Jemele Hill made some false and disgusting statements about Trump and pretty much got away with it. Until now. She is not leaving ESPN completely but her duties have been downgraded, big time.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
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.
She will remain at ESPN, where she is one year into a lucrative four-year deal. She’ll become chief correspondent and senior columnist for The Undefeated, the ESPN vertical dedicated to race, culture and sport. She will do occasional pieces for E:60 and will provide commentary for programs including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable, Pardon the Interruption and various radio programs and podcasts.
She’ll also host issues-based town halls and she’ll be free to do more field reporting and longer pieces, like her recent interview with Lynx forward Maya Moore. Hill also revealed recently that she has started a production company with friend and ESPN colleague Kelly Carter.
ESPN has gone the same way as the NFL. People used to watch to enjoy sports but they ruined their brand with far left politics.