Seems like Smith may not stay along with the sports channel much longer.
If you are a fan of the former ESPN show SC6, then you would understand the close bond the hosts of that show, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill is.
If so then it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that Smith is not happy with how things ended with the show. In case you forgot the show ended when Hill was removed and moved to be part of a new digital series called The Undefeated. This came after Hill made direct political remarks on President Donald Trump and called him a “white supremacist.”
Hill was suspended for two weeks after those remarks and Smith made it clear there is no show without “sister.” Now that Hill and Smith been separated, Smith is now talking about the tensions between them and ESPN leading up to the show being axed.
“No more Michael and Jemele talking. No more of their commentary. It’s just strictly live shots and analysts. That’s what pissed me off so much,” Smith explained on the podcast Origins. “I’m like, so wait a second, you all acknowledge that one of the strengths that we have going for us as a show is Michael and Jemele’s chemistry, but Michael and Jemele don’t f**king talk to each other? How does that make sense?”
The host detailed how he believes that ESPN tried to silence the two.
“It was very frustrating, behind the scenes and on camera. … They got what they wanted, which was Michael and Jemele being muted. And that frustrated the s**t out of us.”
Source: NewsOne Week