US ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for 2 weeks for ‘second violation’ of company’s social media policy

23:00  09 october  2017
23:00  09 october  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill Two Weeks After Tweets Calling for Cowboys Boycott

  ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill Two Weeks After Tweets Calling for Cowboys Boycott Of all its selective discipline for on-air talent over the years, ESPN management has made it very clear that the subject where it offers little flexibility for employees is when management believes an employee has said something that could impact the company’s bottom line. Of all its selective discipline for on-air talent over the years, ESPN management has made it very clear that the subject where it offers little flexibility for employees is when management believes an employee has said something that could impact the company’s bottom line.

ESPN has announced that it has suspended Jemele Hill , currently co-host of the 6 p.m. weekday “SportsCenter”, affectionately called “The Six,” for two weeks after a second violation of the company ’ s social media policy .

ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after the popular ‘SportsCenter’ anchor violated the company ’ s social media policy for a second time, the network announced on Monday.

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for 2 weeks for 'second violation' of company's social media policy © Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for 2 weeks for 'second violation' of company's social media policy

ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after the popular 'SportsCenter' anchor violated the company's social media policy for a second time, the network announced on Monday.

The suspension comes less than a month after Hill apologized for "letting down" her co-workers after a controversial Twitter rant in which she called Donald Trump "a white supremacist."

At the time, the network said that those comments were did "not represent" ESPN and Hill recognized her actions were "inappropriate."

Her tweets last month caught the attention of the White House and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill's tweets constituted a "fireable offense."

Hill responded with this statement:

According to ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz, Hill's latest violation of the policy was a tweet over the weekend calling to boycott Cowboys advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player that knelt during the anthem.

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