Jemele Hill suspended by ESPN over tweets

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for violation of social media policy

The ESPN announcement said it was Hill's second violation in a reference to a September incident when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist in a tweet.

Shortly after her suspension was announced, race-baiting Twitter users accused ESPN of suspending her because she is black. 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", the statement continued. "Hence this decision." the network said in a statement.

Hill targeted Jerry Jones after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team.


- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017This play always work. That came two weeks after the NFL declared it stood behind its players and projected a message of unity in the wake of President Donald Trump calling any player who protested during the national anthem a "son of a bitch". Change happens when advertisers are impacted.

Hill, an African American woman, followed up with this: "His rise is a direct result of white supremacy". Matt Barrie will host "SportsCenter" from 6-9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with "Monday Night Football" and pregame show "Monday Night Countdown" airing on ESPN.

Then, on Wednesday, Washington Post White House reporter David Nakamura, who previously covered sports for the paper asked Sanders if the president had a reaction to the controversy.

She said in statement afterward that she regretted her words "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

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