ESPN announced that it has accepted the apology of host Jemele Hill, who was criticized after publicly describing President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.”
Despite numerous athletes and fans defending Hill and her comments, The 6 host still apologized on Wednesday after being mentioned by Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who called Hill’s comments a “fireable offense.”
Shortly after, ESPN issued a corresponding press release:
“Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN. She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”
It remains to be seen if there will be any public punishments like a suspension, but this seems like a good start for both parties to move on and get past this incident.