Hill's comments come before she returns to ESPN on Monday.
Hill said she does not believe the network is censoring her by punishing her for what she says on her personal Twitter account. TMZ caught up with the sports broadcaster in LAX and asked her how she feels now that the suspension is nearly over, to which The Michigan State alum said she understands why ESPN did what they did. "I know it's great conjecture to think about what might happen but we're fine. Going forward we'll be in a good, healthy place".
When asked if she felt she was treated fairly by ESPN she answered, "So, here's how this works: It doesn't really matter what I think".
Hill, in an interview with TMZ Sports, said, "Here's the reality-ESPN acted...what they felt was right".
"I deserved a suspension", Hill told TMZ at the airport in Los Angeles. I deserved the suspension. I violated the policy, ' said Hill.
Jemele Hill has broken her silence as her two-week suspension from ESPN comes to an end.
"By drawing a line in the sand, Jerry put his players under more scrutiny and threw them under the bus". "So I'll be back on Twitter, and I'll be my usual self". The events leading to Hill's suspension started on Twitter about a month ago when the former Celebrity Apprentice host started an aggressive campaign against NFL players taking a knee in protest during the national anthem at games. "I'll never take back what I said. I'm happy to be back on the network", she added. I love ESPN as much as ever.
"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers". "Don't place the burden squarely on the players". I regret the position I put them in.
"I want people to understand this: There was never any restrictions placed on me about Twitter", she said. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences.