ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill-Right or Wrong Call?

Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN after violating the company’s social media policy. More

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.

After Hill's tweets about the president, ESPN released a statement that read: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN". "But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives".

ESPN's statement called Hill's previous tweet, presumably about Trump, "impulsive" and said her subsequent apology for it acknowledged she was "letting her colleagues and the company down".

"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. Hill on Sunday said football fans should boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys if they were offended by the team owner's threats to bench players who did not kneel during the national anthem.


Hill did not immediately respond to a request for comment on her suspension. But Hill's tweets caught fire on social media, partly due to the ongoing arguments over ESPN's political posture. Suspending her opens up the news outlet to criticisms over its journalistic practices and priorities.

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The White House, meanwhile, believed her tweet about the President was a "fireable offense".

"Twitter wasn't the place to vent my frustrations because, fair or not, people can't or won't separate who I am on Twitter from the person who co-hosts the 6 p.m. SportsCenter", Hill wrote then.

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