Jemele Hill is returning to ESPN on Monday and says that she has nothing but love for the network, despite being suspended for two weeks.
However, she wants to make it clear that she still stands by everything she said on Twitter leading up to her suspension.
Hill was put in the penalty box for encouraging people upset with Jerry Jones’s national anthem policy to boycott his sponsors. ESPN claimed her comment was violation of the networks social media policy. Several of Hills coworkers, celebrities, athletes and activistsspoke out against ESPN — Hill says she appreciates all the support, but believes she was treated fairly by the network. “I deserved a suspension,” Hill told us at LAX … “I violated the policy. Going forward we’ll be in a good healthy place.”
As for her public statements against Donald Trump Hill says she won’t take back what she said — but she regrets putting her show in a bad position. As far as moving forward with ESPN, Hill says “I don’t feel suppressed. I love ESPN as much as ever. I am okay. I feel good.”
Check out the video below. We’re happy to see you back, Jemele.