ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill 2 Weeks For Breaking Its Social Media Rules

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.

Hill, who is African-American, received criticism from the network last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.”

Hill targeted Jerry Jones after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team.

Hill tweeted Sunday that fans who disagree with Jones should target the team’s advertisers and not buy the team’s merchandise. She clarified Monday she was not calling for an NFL boycott.

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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  1. jameele what part of Detroit did you call home? Near 6 mile and Wyoming? How was that for you? Did you like the ‘hood? You will be back there soon. Anyone can do your job. You are a minority prop and there are millions of hood rodents that would change places with you in a Six Mile minute. You lack judgement about what is and is not appropriate in a business environment, you lack the discipline and the self control not to find yourself separated from your employer. You will blame them accusing them of being racis

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