Even though she no longer headlines her very own SportsCenter, Jemele Hill is still very much in the spotlight, especially when she sounds off on the biggest sports league in the world.
ESPN journalist Jemele Hill said NFL should feel “embarrassed” by treatment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Via the NY Daily:
"If 45 seconds on Colin Kaepernick is going to ruin your day, then you need to get a little tougher."@JemeleHill spoke with the Daily News about activism, journalism and why she refuses to just "stick to sports": https://t.co/K5oQMXf7uX pic.twitter.com/hbuQpdbwU9
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 12, 2018
That the NFL has seemingly decided to make an example of Kaepernick to dissuade other players from activism strikes Hill, 42, as “startling,” especially considering the league’s spotty track record of disciplining “criminals.”
Kaepernick is currently a free agent, having not been signed by any of the 32 NFL teams after facing criticism for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and violence against people of color.
She makes a great point about the NFL and supporting it’s players with a criminal history. They treated Kaepernick far worse than anybody with a record.