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Jemele Hill to Leave ‘Sports Center’ for Another ESPN Brand

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ESPN anchor Jemele Hill is stepping down from her position with the network’s 6 PM edition of Sports Center. 

Sports Illustrated reports Hill will be transitioning to a role at ESPN brand The UndefeatedSI reports Hill requested the shift to the site, which reports on the intersections of race, culture and sports.

Hill became a household name in September 2017 when she referred to President Donald Trump as a White supremacist on Twitter. She was targeted by conservatives for the comment, including Trump, who believed she shouldn’t voice her views given her role at the partisan network.

After criticizing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for mandating players to stand during the national anthem in the wake of NFL protests, Hill was suspended by ESPN for violating the company’s social media policy.

Hill will be leaving SC6, which is co-anchored by Michael Smith, who stood by his co-worker amidst the controversy, in February. The show was just relaunched in February 2017.

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