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ESPN Broadcaster: 'I Deserved Suspension'

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Journalist Jemele Hill. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)
 

Saturday, 21 October 2017 05:43 PM

The sports broadcaster who was suspended by ESPN after she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist and tweeted that NFL fans should boycott the Dallas Cowboys for the teams' national anthem policy told TMZ Saturday she "put ESPN in a bad spot" and had no bad feelings toward the network.

"I deserved a suspension. ... I violated the policy," Hill said. "Going forward, we'll be in a good, healthy place."

Hill received a two-week suspension for violating the company’s social media policy. She returns to work Monday.

It was not clear what social media posts Hill was being punished for, but the journalist went on a tweet-storm two weeks ago about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stating players on his team who protested the national anthem would not be allowed to play in games.

At one point, Hill suggested boycotting the Cowboys' advertisers, saying, "If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players."

Last month, Hill called President Donald Trump a "white supremacist who largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists," comments that turned into a huge controversy. Her tweet elicited a response from Trump, who said, "ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics," adding, "People are dumping it in RECORD numbers."

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The sports broadcaster who was suspended by ESPN after she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist and tweeted that NFL fans should boycott the Dallas Cowboys for the teams' national anthem policy told TMZ Saturday she "put ESPN in a bad spot."
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