ESPN says it ac­cepts Hill’s apol­ogy for Trump tweets

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ESPN says it has ac­cepted the apol­ogy of its Sports­cen­ter host Jemele Hill for tweet­ing ear­lier this week that U.S. President Don­ald Trump was a “white su­prem­a­cist” and “bigot.”

White House press sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee San­ders on Wed­nes­day called Hill’s com­ments out­ra­geous and some­thing that could be con­sid­ered a fire­able of­fence by ESPN.

The net­work said in a state­ment is­sued shortly be­fore mid­night that Hill has a right to her per­sonal be­liefs, but not to share them on a pub­lic plat­form that im­plies she is speak­ing for the net­work. ESPN said she has ac­knowl­edged that her tweets crossed the line.

In her own tweet, Hill said she re­gret­ted that her com­ments painted her com­pany in an un­fair light.

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