ESPN Suspends Anchor Jemele Hill After She Tweets Support for NFL Protests

HeadlineOct 10, 2017
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ESPN has suspended “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks, after she criticized Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for threatening to bench any player who participates in protests during the national anthem. ESPN said Hill violated the sports network’s social media policy, after she tweeted that fans should boycott the team’s advertisers, writing, “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.” Hill, who is African-American, was publicly reprimanded by ESPN last month after she tweeted that President Trump is a white supremacist. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded by calling Hill’s tweet a “fireable offense.”

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