Jemele Hill has been suspended by ESPN for two weeks due to “a second violation” their social media guidelines.
ESPN announced Monday afternoon that Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks due to her tweets about the NFL.
In a statement ESPN said, “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.”
On Sunday, Hill tweeted about Dallas Cowboys’ owner expecting his players to not “disrespects the flag” or they will “ride the bench.”
Hill tweeted “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.”
Later she tweeted, “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.”
This comes after Hill was criticized by the White House for calling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.