Jemele Hill Suspended 2 Weeks By ESPN Over Latest Tweets

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Jemele Hill is in trouble with ESPN once again over her social media conduct.

On Monday afternoon, ESPN announced the SportsCenter host has been suspended for two weeks following a second violation of the company’s social media conduct policy.

In a string of tweets on Sunday, Hill discussed how fans would be able to make a real impact by boycotting NFL sponsors. The NFL and Worldwide Leader share a number of the same advertisers and sponsors.

ESPN, which has a lucrative partnership with the NFL, acted quickly to condemn Hill’s comments.

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” a statement from ESPN read.

“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.”

Hill’s tweets can be seen below:

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

If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players. https://t.co/Gc48kchkuv

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017

Just so we're clear: I'm not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017

If fans really are that upset about what JJ & Stephen Ross have done, don't call the players sellouts, but you're watching every Sunday.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017

Hill was previously reprimanded by the network for calling Donald Trump a white supremacist.

This time, with her comments directly impacting the network’s advertisers, it is no surprise that they handed down this punishment even if Hill was just having an honest, harmless conversation about letting the market decide and impact real change.

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