Jemele Hill has released a statement on her political tweet heard ‘round the world.
And she isn’t apologizing for words. Rather, Hill says she regrets the spot it put her employer in.
“My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs,” she wrote on Twitter late Wednesday. “My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light.
“My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”
ESPN said they ’addressed’ the matter with Hill Tuesday after she tweeted that Trump is “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network said.
After Hill took to Twitter with the statement, ESPN told CNN Money they “accept her apology,” but also blamed her for “implying” she was speaking for the network with the “white supremacist” tweet.
“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,” they said. “She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”
Hill did not mention ESPN anywhere in her tweet that has caused a stir.
She co-hosted Sportscenter at 6 p.m., like she usually does, with Michael Smith on Wednesday evening.