The SportsCenter host no longer works at ESPN.
Lindsay Czarniak, a longtime SportsCenter host for ESPN, publicly supported Jemele Hill on Twitter on Monday.
The Washington, D.C. native called Hill’s two-week suspension “sad” and “disappointing.”
It appeared to be a bold statement of support from someone inside the company.
The suspension of my friend @jemelehill is sad and disappointing on a number of levels
— Lindsay Czarniak (@lindsayczarniak) October 9, 2017
However, Czarniak no longer works at ESPN.
While “ESPN broadcaster” remains in her Twitter bio, it’s being reported by John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal that Czarniak’s contract ended in August.
She chose not to renew it.
Czarniak does not work for ESPN anymore. Her contract ended in August, and she chose not to renew it. It was her decision to leave. https://t.co/2CJtFZEo3l
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) October 10, 2017
Czarniak wasn’t the only current or former ESPN employee to publicly address Hill’s suspension, though. Several people have addressed the suspension on social media or on the air.