Friday, June 20, 2008
My Former Foe Gets Suspended From ESPN
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Sickamore vs Jemele Hill

Sickamore vs Jemele Hill Pt 2

ESPN suspends columnist Hill

By Jessica Heslam | Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | | Boston Celtics columnist Jemele Hill was suspended yesterday after sparking outrage by comparing rooting for the Boston Celtics [team stats] to Adolf Hitler and nuclear war.

“Jemele has been relieved of her writing and on-air responsibilities for a period of time to reflect on the impact of her words,” ESPN spokesman Paul Melvin said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

Yesterday, Hill amplified on her earlier apology for writing, “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim. It’s like hoping Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan.”

“In expressing my passion for the NBA and my hometown of Detroit I showed very poor judgment in the words I used,”

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