After tweeting that NFL fans could consider boycotting companies that sponsor the Dallas Cowboys if they want to hurt team owner Jerry Jones’ bottom line, popular “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN on Monday for violating the network’s social media guidelines.
It wasn’t the first time Hill caused a Twitter controversy. In September, she made headlines for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” in a series of critical tweets.
Hill has been unafraid to speak her mind from her first years with ESPN, allowing fans to hear a wide range of views on sports, politics, and pop culture. Below, read more about Hill’s rise through the ranks of sports media, culminating with her major star turn over the past couple of months.
Jemele Hill was born in Detroit and attended Michigan State University. She worked for newspapers in Detroit, Raleigh, and Orlando before joining ESPN as a national columnist in 2006.
She quickly became a rising star at the network, appearing on shows like “First Take,” “Outside the Lines,” and “Around the Horn.”
While Hill has become a respected name in sports media, she’s had a penchant for controversial statements from early on in her career. In a 2008 column, she compared supporting the Boston Celtics to believing that Adolf Hitler was a victim.
Source: Bleacher Report