ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for suggesting a boycott of Jerry Jones sponsors


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ESPN suspended SC6 anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks Monday after the World Wide Leader determined a second violation of their social media guidelines. The social media violation in question came when Hill seemingly called for individuals to boycott Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys‘ advertisers after the owner threatened to bench any player on his team that “disrespected” the flag.

Here’s ESPN’s statement on Hill’s suspension:

The previous tweet that caught the attention of many and had the White House calling for Hill’s firing came a few weeks ago when the anchor called Donald Trump a “white supremacist”. Obviously Hill’s suspension this time around would suggest the Network giving the anchor a second chance and perhaps that’s indeed the case. However what’s apparently different this time when it came to Hill’s criticism was who it was directed towards. Instead of firing her social media ire towards a President whose certainly earned the speculation in terms of whether or not he’s a bigot, Hill criticized one of the most powerful owners in the NFL.

And if Bill Simmonson has taught us anything, criticizing any aspect of the NFL while you’re an ESPN employee is a definite no-no. Likewise, the Mother Ship has more than likely shown a continued lack of backbone when it comes to all things NFL.

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