Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for posting opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.”
Hill took to Twitter Friday to say it was her last day, saying in part: “When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years. This was the place where I became the best version of myself, both personally and professionally.”
Hill drew the attention of the president last year for her criticism of him. In a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, she wrote he was a “white supremacist what has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
After the incident, Trump fired back on Twitter, saying ESPN is “paying a really big price for its politics.” ESPN distanced itself from Hill’s tweets and said they “do not represent the position of ESPN.” While Hill later tweeted that she regretted her comments, she stood by her sentiment.
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SOURCE: CBS News, The Associated Press