Will ESPN Host Survive Controversy Over Trump Attack?

Sep 14, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A “SportsCenter” host may or may not be on track to remain employed by ESPN after getting in hot water over an attack on Donald Trump.

Jemele Hill, who co-hosts the 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT version of ESPN’s flagship show known as “The Six,” apologized Wednesday for a tweet in which she called Trump a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”

“White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called Hill’s comments outrageous and something that could be considered a fire-able offense by ESPN,” the AP reports.

But ESPN suggested that it may be prepared to accept Hill’s apology.

“The network said in a statement issued shortly before midnight that Hill has a right to her personal beliefs, but not to share them on a public platform that implies she is speaking for the network,” the AP reports. “ESPN said she’s acknowledged that her tweets crossed the line.”

Hill posted a message on Twitter Wednesday night indicating that she regrets her comments. You can see her message below …


  1. ESPN will survive. But their ship is taking on water at an alarming rate. To balance their actions against Hank Williams jr. and Curt Schilling, they could terminate Hill, but hell is not yet ready to freeze over. If I had done the same thing, my broadcaster employer would have fired me the next day. And I’m not an on-air personality either. I guess we could just accept the fact that Hill was too ignorant to understand that no matter what you say in the public arena, it ALWAYS reflects on your employer. And this is never more true than for people employed in the media. It also shines a bright light on the double standard the media has in regards to race and racial issues.

  2. If this no-talent clam were white, she wouldn’t have a job in tv, period .
    The fact that she is too stupid to recognize
    That she was wrong is enough to fire her for chronic idiocy

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