Controversial Anchor Leaving ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

Jan 26, 2018  •  Post A Comment

An ESPN personality who has had a bumpy ride at the cable channel in recent months — including becoming embroiled in controversy for expressing her anti-Trump views — is headed out at “SportsCenter.”

Sports Illustrated reports that Jemele Hill will leave her job as co-host of the 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT “SC6” edition of the show for a new assignment.

Hill will move to The Undefeated, ESPN’s microsite focusing on sports, race and culture, SI reports. Hill, who has three years left on her ESPN deal, will also tackle other assignments after she exits “SC6” in the first week of February.

SI cites multiple sources who say Hill asked management at ESPN to make the switch.

“ESPN management clearly has limits to the speech it will allow from front-facing talent on social media, particularly those representing the ‘SportsCenter’ brand, and Hill likely did not feel her show had management’s unwavering support given the events of 2017,” the story reports.

As we reported back in October, ESPN suspended Hill after she sent out tweets calling for an advertiser boycott of the Dallas Cowboys in response to team owner Jerry Jones’ outspoken stance against National Anthem protests.

Earlier last fall, Hill sent out tweets calling Trump a “white supremacist” and a “bigot.”


  1. Good-riddance….

  2. FINALLY…. my wife won’t even stay in the room when she’s on. I have to watch it after my wife goes to bed, that’s how much she dislikes that woman.

  3. Your wife is a genius…you not so much

  4. Racist Trump trolls hiding out here is funny. Don’t agree with her POV, fine. But still watching NFL highlights on SC featuring those same players who protest leaves a lot of room for those rocks in your head.

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