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ESPN Expected To Make Huge Announcement About Jemele Hill's Role At The Network

Jemele Hill talking on ESPN.

Jemele Hill's role at ESPN could be coming to an end very soon, according to a new report.

Hill has had a tumultuous year at the Worldwide Leader. She and former His & Hers co-host Michael Smith were recruited away from their show to roll out a new, very different version of SportsCenter last year.

During that run, she came under fire after calling president Donald Trump a white supremacist. A few weeks later, she was suspended by the network after comments she made about Jerry Jones amid the widespread NFL players protests.

"SC6" did not rate well, and was reverted back to a more familiar format in March. Hill moved on to write for ESPN subsidiary "The Undefeated" and has appeared on various network programs since.

Back in July, she revealed that she planned to leave ESPN when he contract ended. That isn't until 2020, but she hinted that a move could come much soon while speaking at OzyFest.

That time could be on the horizon.

Jim Miller, who has the inside scoop on ESPN unlike anyone else, says that Jemele Hill is negotiating a buyout with the network.

Other sports media reporters have verified Miller's original report.

ESPN has undergone major changes since Jimmy Pitaro took over as company president. He has stated that he wants the company to have a more apolitical voice, while still covering the intersection of sports and politics where appropriate.

Hill's departure from ESPN definitely meshes with that desire. Based on the timeline outlined by Miller, this coming week will be Jemele Hill's last at ESPN.