ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for breaking social media rules

ESPN announced Monday it had suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after she violated the company's "social media guidelines" for a second time. 

On Sunday night, Hill posted a number of tweets implying fans boycott advertisers of the Cowboys after Jerry Jones said players who knelt during the anthem wouldn't play. 

This comes after the "SportsCenter" host came under scrutiny last month after tweeting that President Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot." 

 

 

 

 

ESPN added that after Hill's tweets about Trump she "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 statement read. 

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