Jemele Hill Says She Deserved ESPN Suspension "After My Donald Trump Tweets"

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After her suspension was announced, some commentators like the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote that ESPN didn't deserve her and suggested there was nothing wrong with what she had said, at least nothing worthy of a suspension.

We haven't heard much at all from Hill over the course of the suspension - she hasn't been active on Twitter - but TMZ bumped into her at Los Angeles International Airport and got her to say a few words about what happened, namely that she understands why she was punished by the network.

Hill, a Detroit native and Michigan State alum, returns to work Monday following her punishment for violating ESPN's social-media rules. "I violated (ESPN's) policy". We're in a good place and I'm happy to be back at the network. "I'll never take back what I said", she said.

Hill had also come under fire for referring to President Trump as a white supremacist in a tweet in September.

"The only thing I'll ever apologize for is, I put ESPN in a bad spot".

Hill later lashed out on Twitter at Jerry Jones, urging those upset with the Dallas Cowboys' owner to boycott his sponsors for his stance on players kneeling for the national anthem. There was never any restrictions placed on me about Twitter. On the other hand, she regrets putting her show in a bad position.

This was just weeks after she found herself at the center of not only in the sports media world, but also in the political world thanks to her tweets about Donald Trump. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. She's moving forward with ESPN, saying.

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