ESPN suspends Jemele Hill

ESPN's Jemele Hill, who ran afoul of her bosses and the White House last month with tweets on President Donald Trump, has been suspended, the Disney-owned sports media giant's PR department announced Monday on Twitter.

On Sunday, Hill was reacting to remarks made by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in which he said that "if there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play" the players who are responsible.

Hill clarified her comments about the Jerry Jones and the Cowboys in a tweet Monday morning. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers.' She had a couple of other tweets that addressed the situation. "Don't place the burden squarely on the players", she tweeted. We have social media policies which require people to understand that social platforms are public and their comments on them will reflect on ESPN.

After the controversy surrounding her "white supremacist" tweet, Hill expressed regret for her words about Trump.

"Lesson learned" ESPN has suspended its program host for new tweets suggesting her followers boycott advertisers of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. She previously acknowledge letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.

Smith and Hill were tabbed as two of the faces of ESPN's revamped coverage this year, headlining the new 6 p.m. edition of "SportsCenter" that features a mix of sports and pop culture since February.

Jones reportedly told team members to stand on Sunday when the anthem played before their game against the Green Bay Packers. "Change happens when advertisers are impacted".

Last night, Jemele raised eyebrows after publicly calling out the Cowboys' ownership for telling players they couldn't disrespect the National Anthem.

'I know this, we cannot.in the National Football League in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag, ' Jones, also the team's general manager, said after a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

So ESPN suspends Jemele Hill. Hill stood by her tweets. Hill apologized to ESPN at the time for painting them in an "unfair light". "And if he were not white, he never would have been elected".

Vanessa Coleman

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