ESPN Says It Accepts Jemele Hill’s Apology

ESPN has announced that it accepts the apology of host Jemele Hill, who came under fire this week after describing President Trump as a “white supremacist.” Scores of athletes and ESPN fans vehemently defended Hill—and her comments. But Hill apologized on Wednesday, after getting a mention by Trump’s press secretary at the White House. “My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs,” she said. “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.” Just minutes later, 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.”