ESPN Analyst Jemele Hill Suspended For ‘Social Media Violation’

Jemele Hill Suspended For 2 Weeks By ESPN

Accomplished sports journalist and host of ESPN’s SC6 (Sportscenter at 6/The Six) Jemele Hill has been suspended by her network for what they have deemed a second violation of their social media policy.  Last month, Hill went on her twitter account and called Donald Trump “a white supremacist”.  Those comments led to a ton of backlash and even had people in the White House calling for her to be fired completely.  There were even reports that the network tried to replace the anchor on The Six, but her Black co-workers defended her and would not take her spot.

Here is the 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 tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.”

The statement does not make it clear which social media post got her suspended but Hill spent Sunday tweeting about player’s boycotting the anthem and the comments made by Jerry Jones about any Dallas Cowboy player that was “disrespecting the flag”.  While Hill said she wasn’t recommending a NFL boycott, she did say in numerous tweets that fans should stop supporting advertisers and stop buying player gear.  One such example is below:

After the first social media post Hill interviewed with The Root and discussed the issue of her discussing other things on her social media account.  She posted a snippet of the interview on her instagram account…

Thanks to @the.root for this video profile of me. Filmed it a couple weeks ago. It’s kind of coming in handy.

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