Outspoken Marxist Jemele Hill will no longer host ESPN’s flagship “SportsCenter,” ESPN insiders have confirmed to Fox News. She will be re-assigned to a new role at The Undefeated, the company’s site that covers the intersections of sports and race, according to Sports Illustrated.
The race-baiting Hill famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.
Several ESPN insiders have told Fox News that the move was Hill’s choice, but sports talk radio host Clay Travis tweeted the truth – she was “booted” due to “collapsing ratings.”
Travis has been in front of all-things Hill and recently speculated that she would be removed from “SportsCenter.” Sports Illustrated media guru Richard Deitsch predicted that Hill’s “tenure as a SportsCenter anchor” was “effectively over” back in October of 2017.
ESPN did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Hill hosted the widely panned, urban 6 p.m. ET version of “SportsCenter” branded as “SC6” with Michael Smith, her good friend who once refused to anchor the show with a replacement while Hill was suspended. An ESPN source told Fox News that “SC6” will continue without Hill, for now, and with Smith at the helm.
The polarizing Hill, 42, once blamed her troubles on media members who accuse ESPN of being too liberal for combing through her Twitter replies, looking for anti-Trump comments that would quickly became national news.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”
Hill also called Trump a “bigot,” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She added, “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.” She admitted in October that she cried in a meeting because her comments made “ESPN become a punching bag,” but she doesn’t regret what was said.
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