Jemele Hill says she “deserved” her suspension.
In an impromptu airport interview with TMZ Sports, Hill told a reporter that she “deserved [the] suspension” that she was handed two weeks ago and that she put ESPN in a “bad spot” for her political Tweets in response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
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.”
She added that the only aspect of the situation she’ll apologize for is for the position she put her employer in for her Tweets.
“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.”
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