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Jemele Hill Reportedly Asked For The "Switch" Off Of SportsCenter

Jemele Hill on ESPN explaining her point.

Jemele Hill is off of SportsCenter, and it might surprise you who Richard Deitsch is reporting made the decision.

ESPN personality Jemele Hill will no longer co-host the 6 PM edition of SportsCenter, but according to a report from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, the decision wasn't made by management at the company. Deitsch is reporting that Hill herself was the person who requested the switch.

Deitsch's report comes from sources he says have "dealt" him straight for years. He acknowledges that not all will believe the news.

Hill will be leaving SportsCenter, but she isn't leaving ESPN. Instead, she'll be heading over to The Undefeated, an ESPN site that focuses on sports and culture.

There's no word on who will replace Hill on SC6. Michael Smith, her current co-host, will need a new partner if the show is to move forward in its current format.

SC6 launched last February. Hill, in the time since, has been in the news on a number of occasions for tweets regarding politics. She was suspended two weeks at one point.

Hill, before joining ESPN, worked for a number of newspapers - including the Orlando Sentinel, the Detroit Free Press and the Raleigh News & Observer. She joined the Worldwide Leader in 2006.

ESPN, nor Hill herself, have confirmed the news. It's assumed that the network will issue a statement later today.

We'll keep you updated on Hill's status.