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ESPN's Jemele Hill: 'I deserved that suspension'

23 October 2017, 05:38 | Clyde Nash

Jemele Hill to TMZ: Suspension was 'deserved'

Jemele Hill 'I Deserved My Suspension' ... Not Mad at ESPN

Hill ignited a national firestorm when she tweeted in September that President Trump is a "white-supremacist."

Sports Journalist Jemele Hill recently said she's not made at ESPN after they suspended her for two weeks over one of her tweets where she suggested that people should boycott the Dallas Cowboys' sponsors.

Those comments drew a statement from ESPN condemning her remarks, while White House spokeswoman Sarah Hukabee Sanders called on the network to fire Hill.

When asked how her relationship is with ESPN, she replied that they "are fine". And it's just, I know it's great conjecture to think about what might happen, but, like, we're fine. She confirmed to TMZ Sports that she will be back on Monday to co-host SportsCenter's 6PM show, SC6, saying she looks forward to being in a "good healthy place" with the network.

She added, "So, here's how this works-it doesn't really matter what I think...."

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Hill told TMZ Sports in an impromptu interview at Los Angeles International Airport that she put "ESPN in a bad spot".

"I deserved a suspension", Hill told TMZ. "I deserved that suspension". "I violated the policy".

Hill is set to return to work after she was suspended for two weeks when she violated the network's social media guidelines for the second time, ESPN announced on October 9. "So I'll be back on Twitter, and I'll be my usual self".

"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers", Hill tweeted on October 8.

Hill reiterated some of the things she said over the past month, namely that she apologized for putting ESPN in a bad spot. "Don't place the burden squarely on the players". I put them in a bad spot. I regret the position I put them in. "In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences".

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