Jemele Hill Calls For Boycott Of Cowboys' Advertisers Over Jerry Jones' Comments

ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill After Tweet Urging Boycott of NFL Advertisers

In a statement announcing the suspension, the network says that it took disciplinary action against Hill because this was her second violation of its social media guidelines.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has yet to discipline any of his own players for disrespecting the national anthem.

In a series of tweets, Hill said Jones had "created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones".

Hill's tweet on Sunday night suggested if fans feel strongly about Jones's comments to "boycott his advertisers, " while citing another tweet of Cowboys sponsors.

"ESPN at the time nonetheless issued a statement disavowing Hill's tweets: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN" and saying the compay had addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate".

Hill previously violated ESPN's social media policy when she called President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "bigot" on Twitter.

ESPN on Monday suspended Jemele Hill, the commentator and host of "The Six" - SportsCenter's 6 p.m. broadcast.

For the next two weeks, Hill will no longer appear in her regular spot co-hosting SC6, also known as 'The Six, ' alongside Michael Smith.

When asked about Vice President Mike Pence leaving a football game in Indianapolis after many San Francisco players took a knee during the anthem, Jones said, "I know this, we the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag". He also demanded an apology.

ESPN was criticized heavily from both sides for its response to Hill's first offense, from showing hypocrisy in not punishing her to not standing alongside one of its employees. "Change happens when advertisers are impacted".

Hill expressed regret that those tweets on a public platform "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017This play always work. "And if he were not white, he never would have been elected".

ESPN past year fired the conservative Curt Schilling for what management deemed insensitive social media posts targeting, not a politician, but transgender people.

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