ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill Over New Tweets On Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Threat To Bench Players

Deadline | 10/9/2017 | Lisa de Moraes
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About two weeks after Jemele Hill said “I probably need to take some classes about how to exercise better self-control on Twitter. Lesson learned” ESPN has suspended its program host for new tweets suggesting her followers boycott advertisers of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. She made the suggestion in response to Jones’ threaten to bench any player who takes a knee during the national anthem.

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” the network said. “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.”

Tweets

Here are her tweets:

About a month ago, the ESPN host...
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