Over the last several months, ESPN host Jemele Hill has been in hot water for her consistent negativity toward President Trump. In the past, her controversial statements have resulted in a suspension from the network.
While Hill got away with negative tweets about President Trump, she was eventually punished for violating the company's social media policies for the second time. She was suspended for two weeks after telling fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys after their owner took a stand against players protesting the national anthem at games.
Now, after months of people saying that Hill should be removed from ESPN entirely, she is being reassigned. While it has not been confirmed that the reassignment is because of her controversial statements, the timing is suspicious.
According to Fox News, Hill will no longer be the host on ESPN's "SportsCenter," the network's flagship. She will now be a part of "The Undefeated," the site that focuses on the ties between sports and race.
Reportedly, some of the ESPN insiders revealed that Hill's transfer was out of her own will. However, many others believe that she was forced out of her role on "SportsCenter."
Sports talk radio host Clay Travis, who has been at the center of all Hill news, said that she was "booted" due to low ratings.
Additionally, in October Sports Illustrated media giant Richard Deitsch predicted that Hill's "tenure as a SportsCenter anchor" would be "effectively over."
Hill began a Twitter war with President Trump in September when she called him "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime." The 42-year-old also called the president a "white supremacist."
President Trump replied, saying that her words were a "fireable offense." He also associated her words with the "reason that the ESPN ratings have 'tanked,' in fact tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!"
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