You remember Jemele Hill, don’t you? Hill was riding high a few years ago when she was one of the most prominent anchors on the worldwide leader in sports network, ESPN.
Hill co-hosted ‘His and Hers’ before moving to the 6pm est time slot in substitution for the afternoon Sports Center called “The Six.” But then her dreams came tumbling down when she infamously referred to President Trump as a white supremacist.
Now she’s a staff writer for The Atlantic and she just penned a ridiculous piece about how superstar rapper Jay-Z “helped the NFL banish Colin Kaepernick.”
You have to give credit where it’s due. If Kaepernick so much as spits on the street then it becomes national news in the same way disgraced actors Lori Loughlin and Jussie Smollett did in their respective scandals.
Kaepernick’s team tries to spin the narrative like for instance when he recently posted a video of himself working out as if he’s ready to become an NFL quarterback again – demonstrating he’s still in shape and awaiting a call.
But while some people fall for that spin, most of us know that he just wasn’t that great of a quarterback anymore, especially in the last couple of seasons that he played. He was atrocious.
One of the most prominent sports media members that was fooled by the NFL and team owners apparently “colluding” to keep him out of the league was none other than Jemele Hill. Of course, she’s been his staunchest defender.
The NFL just announced they’ve entered into a social justice campaign partnership with superstar rapper Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation this week. This caused many to speculate that Jay-Z stabbed his friend, Kaepernick, in the back.
Hill tweeted, “If Colin Kaepernick isn’t part of this, I’m not sure how to feel about this. Very curious about these details.”
If Colin Kaepernick isn’t part of this, I’m not sure how to feel about this. Very curious about these details https://t.co/6Cw4gqOIrH
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 13, 2019
When asked if she would expound on this, Hill responded she would write a column on her thoughts. As promised, Hill delivered her justification in less than 24 hours.
The article in The Atlantic entitled, “Jay-Z Helped the NFL Banish Colin Kaepernick,” rehashes some stuff we already know but then she claims Kaepernick was not happy with Jay-Z’s decision and a “source close to Kaepernick” said “he was not happy about it.”
Although, Jay-Z claims he did talk to Kaepernick and everything was fine.
But Hill goes into her thesis, which tries to justify her aggressive title with, “By leaving Kaepernick completely out of the mix, Jay-Z is now complicit in helping the NFL execute its strategy. Now he is an accomplice in the league’s hypocrisy.”
She added, “It doesn’t matter whom the NFL partners with, or how much money it pours into social-justice causes. The league’s actions come off as disingenuous because Kaepernick remains unemployed as a result of a peaceful protest. How can the NFL be taken seriously as a social-justice champion when it blackballed a player who stood up for equality?”
That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. First of all, the league can choose to do what they want in whatever capacity they choose because it’s their money.
Also, Hill’s going to call it “disingenuous” for helping with communities because she believes Kaepernick has a patent on social justice causes?
Lastly, one of the reasons Kaepernick isn’t in the league anymore isn’t just because of his mediocre talent, but also he demands too much money against a hard cap where he’ll essentially be a backup quarterback.
Ask Denver Broncos general manager John Elway about that.