ESPN and television anchor Jemele Hill have reportedly agreed to part ways at the end of next week.
Hill and ESPN recently agreed to a buyout of her 4-year, $10 million contract, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: The Amount Of Money ESPN Pays Jemele Hill Is Mind-Boggling)
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ESPN President James Pitaro recently met with ESPN reporters and expressed his desire to move away from political commentary and to focus exclusively on sports, Variety reported.
Hill’s tenure at ESPN was marked with statements made about NFL players who knelt during the national anthem and about the president. (RELATED: ESPN Ratings Go Up After Taking Jemele Hill Of The Air)
She referred to Trump as “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other white supremacists,” last September.
A month later, she was suspended for encouraging NFL fans to protest the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones, in particular. ESPN’s statement on her suspension read in part, “Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.”
Following the suspension, she became a writer for ESPN’s “Undefeated” website. The site is dedicated to the intersection of race and sports.
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