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.