Anti-Trump ESPN host Jemele Hill is reportedly leaving the network. The news comes after controversy surrounded the personality after disparaging and unfounded comments about the president.
According to Fox News:
Jemele Hill, the ESPN commentator who has made controversial comments about President Trump, is leaving the sports network, according to reports.
A buyout of her reported $2.5 million-per-year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, sources told the New York Post.
The separation was due to Hill’s desire to be involved in politics, while ESPN wants to be apolitical, the Post reported.
Jemele Hill is out at ESPN https://t.co/uZgSyJGT5I
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) August 26, 2018
Hill is believed to have recently met with new ESPN President James Pitaro to discuss her exit, Variety reported.
ESPN is reportedly trying to move away from political commentary and return to focusing on sports.