ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after she told fans to boycott NFL

The Worldwide Leader has suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks.

Jemele Hill has been suspended by ESPN, according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch.

The host of the 6 p.m. E.T. SportsCenter with Michael Smith has been suspended for two weeks for a violation of the company’s social media policy.

Hill was previously scolded for calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter. This suspension likely comes as a result of her tweeting about Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones, who said his players would be benched if they kneeled for the national anthem. Hill suggested people boycott Jones and the NFL’s sponsors, many of which are sponsors of ESPN.

 

Here were some of her tweets:

 

 

 

 

After the brushback to her “white supremacist” Donald Trump tweet, Hill said she regretted putting ESPN in a bad position.

“Twitter wasn’t the place to vent my frustrations because, fair or not, people can’t or won’t separate who I am on Twitter from the person who co-hosts the 6 p.m. ‘SportsCenter.’ Twitter also isn’t a great place to have nuanced, complicated discussions, especially when it involves race,” Hill wrote. “Warriors player Kevin Durant and I probably need to take some classes about how to exercise better self-control on Twitter. Lesson learned.”

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On September 11, ESPN's Jemele Hill tweeted that President Trump was a "white supremacist," to which ESPN responded that Hill's remarks were "inappropriate."

Social media was quick to sound off on the controversy ...

We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾
Poor @jemelehill ! If this twit ever opened a book she might learn that white supremacy is the legacy of the party… https://t.co/Kix3KzXRYv
@jemelehill @Millz2BeMade Fire this racist, no talent, non educated POS...shes a joke & works at ESPN for ONE reaso… https://t.co/R8MnM4mMaf
@jemelehill thank you for speaking the truth. Im sorry u are being silenced. But u are 100 percent right about trump
@vlov327 @Kaepernick7 @jemelehill Donald Trump is not, never was, never will be a White Supremacist. Saying that he… https://t.co/R1VrvDcR4L
I hope despite what her employer decided@jemelehill feels the overwhelming love and support for her & her stance was 100% correct.
All the white tears over Jemele Hill this morning 😂 #jemelehill
@jemelehill I dont understand how uneducated people continue to get jobs in the media. Sports or otherwise.
@jemelehill It's crystal clear that anyone who doesn't share your insular, bigoted, racist views, u label them as r… https://t.co/EqvPtjx1j8
@jemelehill Everything you said was the truth 💯it amazes me the studity in ppl. Damn shame
@jemelehill You should be fired. Goes to show bigots come in all shapes and sizes. #BoycottESPN
I like @jemelehill but when will celebrities realize I care about your opinion on sports and nothing else. #StayInYourLane
We are with you @jemelehill #StayWoke✊🏾
So because @realDonaldTrump is "president" he's above criticism? @jemelehill keep talking that that talk. They don't wanna hear the truth
And yet somehow Jemele Hill was being inappropriate? Nah. https://t.co/AGMSZnDr0u https://t.co/2JahScBHwW
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Hill has not tweeted since 12:11 p.m. E.T. earlier today.

The post ESPN Has Suspended Jemele Hill For 2 Weeks appeared first on The Spun.

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