Jemele Hill

Rebellious sports anchor Jemele Hill returns to the air tonight after a 2 week suspension. Hill took to Twitter.com on Monday to inform her followers that she will be on ESPN2 tonight instead of ESPN. Hill co-hosts the popular SportsCenter at Six, aka SC6 with Michael Smith.

"Back tonight at 6 (we’re on ESPN2 tonight). Sitting on a few hot takes, to say the least," she tweeted on Monday. "Thank you all for standing with me and by me. Trust me, you did not do so in vain. My heart is full. See you tonight."

Hill, 41, was suspended for urging her Twitter.com followers to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones said any player who did not stand during the National Anthem would not play.

On Oct. 8, Hill tweeted: "This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers."

NFL team owners met last week to discuss the ongoing NFL protests which have resulted in lost revenue and poor TV ratings.

The owners also decided to eliminate paper tickets and move to digital ticket sales to cut out scalpers. The move will take effect in 2018.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 are jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications. ESPN2 reaches less households than ESPN. The sports network is losing 10,000 viewers per day, according to Nielsen ratings.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    she, like gabrielle union, is just very hard to like. still, like issa rae said, i’m rooting for everybody Black ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Jemele punked out.

    Master at ESPN put her in her place and told her to stay there if she wanted her checks to continue to come.

    Obviously Jemele didn't have a Plan B!!!

  • MsPam

    Rebellious my behind old girl knew she had act right or get left! She didn’t/doesn’t have other options if she gets fired from ESPN. She’s not the female version of Huey Newton!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This is ridiculous. She gets suspended for giving NON-VIOLENT advise on HOW to protest.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    still, like issa rae said, i’m rooting for everybody Black ??

  • You Could Never

    She said this on Saturday

    “ESPN acted what they felt was right. I don’t have any argument,” Hill told TMZ Sports. "After my Donald Trump tweets, I deserved a suspension.”

    She said, "I violated the policy. Going forward we'll be in a good, healthy place."

    Translation: I DO need my job.

    *Just like I tried to tell yall

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But she was providing information on how to boycott sponsors of a sports team which was part of a league that ESPN pays billions to cover.

    If she had been smart after she got caught calling Trump a white supremacist she should have gotten a super secret Twitter account and tweeted the hell out of Trump and Jerry Jones.

    But make sure she didn't make the same mistake Durant did with his multiple accounts.

  • You Could Never

    "providing information on how to boycott sponsors of a sports team which is part of a league that ESPN pays billions to cover."

    Im not sure why folks dont seem to get this. They help write HER damn check.

  • Justlooknout

    HELLOR

  • EMILY POST

    I like her kind of but I don't want to hear her political opinions. She looks different than 95% of the no nothing cheerleaders they have hosting on ESPN Shows. I am rooting for her she doesn't seem like she slept her way to the top like a good portion of those women on film and television.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Correct.
    Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and keeping your mouth shut will keep your lights on and food on your table unless you got it stacked then you can afford to lose your regular paycheck.

  • pure_rachet

    Kinda like boycott my boss.

  • wiseone

    We understand Jemele and we received your message loud and clear.I am proud of you. You made a statement and I applaud you for it.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I think she did a great job in not losing her job and also, showing support for this cause (police excessive force, lynchings and killing of black men)!

    I hope she stays true to her activism, and not turn into a celebrity for self-promotion and it backfires on her! She's now a target!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Girl keep your job. That's the ultimate f-you to these people, our success

  • Karen Brady

    Good for you!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well she has two strikes against her so she better keep it tight.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I hope seeing her back on turns him the burntest shade of Orange EVER....