Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Social Media Violation

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Social Media Violation

ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill after the host called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers on Twitter.

She posted another tweet on the subject on Monday, saying she was not advocating for an National Football League boycott. "But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives".

ESPN said in a statement Monday that Hill and all employees were reminded in the aftermath of the Trump tweet that posts that may reflect negatively on the company would have consequences.

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"She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet", the statement read.

Jemele Hill has been suspended by ESPN again.

- Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) October 9, 2017@espn is doing @jemelehill dirty just like @nfl is Blackballing Kap. That came two weeks after the NFL declared it stood behind its players and projected a message of unity in the wake of President Donald Trump calling any player who protested during the national anthem a "son of a bitch".

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Many people strongly defended Hill's comments, while many other people strongly condemned her and the network that employs her.

The tweet in question stems from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declaring on Sunday that he would not play any player who "disrespects the flag".

- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017This play always work.

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Hill will not appear on Monday's 6 p.m. ET edition of "SportsCenter", which the network bills as "SC6" and which Hill hosts with Michael Smith. "Twitter also isn't a great place to have nuanced, complicated discussions, especially when it involves race". Trump demanded an apology for the "untruth" on Twitter, but ESPN decided not to suspend her at the time because of the context of the tweet according to CEO Bob Iger. "If I didn't, I wouldn't want it to be better".

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