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Jemele Hill is set to exit ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” TheWrap has confirmed. We’re told it was her decision to depart “SC6.”
That makes the 6 p.m. show a solo act for her co-anchor Michael Smith — at least, for now.
Last year, Hill spent some time under fire for unkind tweets about President Trump and his supporters.
Hill was suspended by ESPN in October for a pair of social media violations. The straw that broke her on-air streak was when she used Twitter to call for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys-advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones demanded his players stand for the national anthem or be benched. That didn’t go over well with her employer.
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said in a statement back then. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company do with an impulsive tweet.”
That company line referred to her calling President Trump a “white supremacist” just a few weeks prior.
More to come…