ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Social Media 'Violation'

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Social Media 'Violation'

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ESPN correspondent Jemele Hill has been suspended by the sports television channel for tweets she made calling for an advertiser boycott of the Dallas Cowboys.

The statement from ESPN is as follows:

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 news came Monday afternoon. The tweets in question came from Hill last night on the topic of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his announcement declaring that he would punish players who took a knee during the national anthem. When one Twitter user said that members of the team should still take a knee to protest the decision, Hill responded by telling viewers and fans of the team to stop watching the games and stop purchasing merchandise.

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“Don’t ask Dak, Dez, and other Cowboys players to protest. A more powerful statement is if you stop watching and buying their merchandise,” Hill tweeted.

“No, I think the Cowboy fans — the paying customers — need to pick up this fight. Don’t look to Dez or Dak. YOU do it,” Hill added.

Prior to the announcement of her suspension, Hill took to Twitter to clarify her stance, writing:

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

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