Michael Smith is Leaving ESPN’s ‘SportCenter’

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Michael Smith leaving ESPN's 6 p.m. 'SportsCenter'

SC6 has officially come to an end

A month after Jemele Hill left Sportscenter to write for The Undefeated, her co-anchor on the show, Michael Smith, has announced that he would also be leaving the show.

Michael Smith’s last show will be on Friday at 6 PM.

In a statement sent to USA Today, ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson said:

“Michael is a talented commentator and we greatly appreciate and value his contributions and creativity. We are in the process of discussing with him potential next ESPN assignments.”

READ: Michael Smith Opens Up About How He And Jemele Hill Were Treated By ESPN

In recent weeks Smith has talked openly about how ESPN handled himself a d Hill. (Jemele Hill was suspended last year after calling Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter.)

Smith said:

“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 shit out of us.”

READ: Jemele Hill Is Leaving ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

While Hill and Smith worked together for many years, there version of SportsCenter, also known as SC6, latest only about a year. Their version of SportsCenter premiered February 2017.

Source: USA Today

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