ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks for what it says is a second violation of the network’s social media guidelines.
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
Hill made national headlines last month following a Tweet in which she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist. When the network took no action, conservatives on Fox News and elsewhere were critical. The White House denounced Hill’s comment as a fireable offense.
On Monday, Hill called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers after owner Jerry Jones made comments that any player who disrespects the flag will not play for his team.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
ESPN deemed this to be a violation of their social media policy, and has suspended the SportsCenter anchor for two weeks.
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