Jemele Hill has recently acknowledged her role in being suspended by her employer ESPN, over comments she made on Twitter about fans boycotting the Dallas Cowboys.
TMZ caught up with Hill at the Los Angeles International Airport. The sports analyst said she “deserved” her two-week suspension for violating the company’s social media policy. Hill told TMZ she’ll “never take back what I said.”
In the first set of Tweets that caused ESPN to reprimand Hill she said:
Then earlier this month Hill took to Twitter to suggest fans not support advertisers who sponsor the Dallas Cowboys, all after the team’s owner Jerry Jones threatened to bench players who took a knee during the national anthem.
ESPN followed up with Hill’s Tweet by suspending the sports commentator for two-weeks:
In the TMZ interview Hill also said, “I want people to understand this: There was never any restrictions placed on me about Twitter,” she said. “So I’ll be back on Twitter, and I’ll be my usual self.” Watch the full interview for yourself below.