ESPN is at it again with their latest suspension of SC6 anchor Jemele Hill. ESPN released a statement early afternoon on Monday, stating that they have made the decision to suspend Jemele Hill for two weeks due to her second social media violation this year.
Full statement from ESPN:
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual twettes may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”
Hill was outspoken this past Sunday on the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ comments he had made. Jones stated any player who “disrespects the flag” will not play in the game. Hill voiced her opinion via Twitter that “Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don’t kneel, some see them as sellouts.”
She also said, “Don’t ask Dak, Dez & other Cowboys players to protest. Amore powerful statement is if you stop watching and buying their merchandise.”
Hill’s final tweet on the topic was “ Just we’re clear: I’m not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.”
This suspension comes only a few weeks after she sparked a huge controversy when she called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on her Twitter account.
With Jemele Hill not saying anything derogatory, offensive or anything outside of the truth, ESPN has a lot of explaining to do as I believe she fell victim to the company of ESPN trying to make a statement and prove that they are not “one-sided.”
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