TMZ caught Jemele Hill at an airport and got her to talk about her suspension from ESPN.
Hill says she “deserved a suspension” after she put ESPN “in a bad spot” with her tweets related to the president. She also said that she respects the networks prerogative to “do what they felt was right.”
“Me and ESPN are fine,” Hill said. “I know it’s great conjecture to think about [whether she would leave ESPN over the suspension], but, like, we’re fine. We’re in a good place and I’m happy to be back at the network.”
When asked if she felt she was treated fairly by ESPN she answered, “So, here’s how this works: It doesn’t really matter what I think. It matters to people, but here’s the reality: ESPN acted what they felt was right, and, you know, I don’t have any argument or quibble with that. I would tell people, absolutely, after my Donald Trump tweets, I deserved that suspension. I deserved it. Like, absolutely. I violated the policy; I deserved that suspension.”
Hill will be back on ESPN on Monday.