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ESPN host returns from suspension over Cowboys tweet

ESPN host returns from suspension over Cowboys tweet
Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 09:44:38-04

(CNN) - ESPN host Jemele Hill will be back on the air Monday after a two-week suspension.

Hill, who is the co-host of Sportscenter's show "SC Six," was sidelined because of a violation of ESPN's social media guidelines for a tweet in response to comments made by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones amid the debate over players kneeling in protest before NFL games.

HIll acknowledged that she violated ESPN's social media policy, adding that the suspension was deserved and that the network did what it thought was right.

She also said she is is looking forward to being in what she described as a "good healthy place" with her employer.

It was Hill's second social media controversy in as many months.

She become embroiled in controversy in September when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter.

In a tweet Monday, she said, "Thank you all for standing with me and by me. Trust me, you did not do so in vain. My heart is full. See you tonight."

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