ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill


Mere hours ago, America learned of ESPN’s decision to suspend Jemele Hill for exactly two weeks.

Why Was Jemele Hill Suspended?

According to CNN Money, Hill’s “second violation of [ESPN’s] social media guidelines” prompted her suspension. Yesterday, Hill posted the following on social media:

Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don’t kneel, some will see them as sellouts.

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If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.

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.

Hill’s aforementioned comments engendered ESPN to release the following public statement:

[Hill] 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.