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Thursday's Mashup: Jemele Hill stands by Donald Trump tweets, says they 'painted ESPN in an unfair light'

Lucy Burdge
September 14, 2017 - 7:20 am
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire
 
THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Oakland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
MLB: Colorado at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Baltimore at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Houston at LA Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Houston at Cincinnati, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
 
AROUND THE WEB:
 

-- Jemele Hill tweeted a statement late Wednesday night addressing her Donald Trump tweets from earlier this week in which she called the president a white supremacist. 

Hill did not apologize in this statement and stands by her comments. The White House condemned Hill’s tweets on Wednesday, calling them a “fireable offense by ESPN.” 

"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate," ESPN said in response to the tweets. 

-- Craig Carton announced Wednesday night he has resigned from WFAN following his arrest last week for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme. 

The “Boomer & Carton” co-host tweeted his resignation, which he explains is due to the “unfounded legal issues” stemming from his arrest. 

“For 10 years I've had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I've always tried to represent them in the best possible light.

Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.

I've always felt a personal connection to our listeners and want to thank them for making me a part of their daily routine. I hope they can respect the fact that as much as I want to talk about the allegations against me I can't at this time. There will come a time when I will be able to speak directly about the case and I hope our listeners will be there.

From the bottom of my heart, I'd like to thank my family, friends, listeners and especially the executives at WFAN and CBS Radio for their continued understanding and for giving me the most amazing platform to do what I love to do the most, besides being with my family."

Craig”

The “Boomer & Carton” Twitter account is now called “Boomer WFAN Mornings” and posted a tweet Thursday morning on the show’s change. 

“The end of an era. The Boomer & Carton Show is no more. Craig has resigned from WFAN. This morning Boomer is joined by Jerry [Recco> once again,” the tweet reads

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Yeah, I saw it. There’s no place for that. That’s for another day, though.” -- Mookie Betts, on the banner unfurled over the Green Monster during the Red Sox-A’s game Wednesday night
 

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