ESPN anchor suspended over Cowboys boycott call

ESPN Suspends 'SportsCenter' Anchor for Jerry Jones Tweet

The call came after Jones had warned that any player kneeling during the US National Anthem risked being left on the bench.

ESPN has certainly struggled in the ratings department in the last couple years, but that's more a result of American viewership patterns as a whole than about any one ESPN employee. On Sunday, Hill took to Twitter to comment on Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones who said any National Football League player who disrespects the flag will not play.

According to CNN's Brian Stelter, she later apologized for her comments: "My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs".

Hill's two-week suspension from the network comes almost one month after ESPN suspended her in September for tweeting that President Trump was a white supremacist. Smith and Hill have worked as co-hosts since 2013, when she joined him on ESPN's Numbers Never Lie, which was re-branded as His & Hers.

President Donald Trump is using his bully pulpit of Twitter to attack suspended ESPN anchor Jemele Hill. By disrespecting the flag, he meant if players did not stand for the national anthem.


Earlier Tuesday morning, after blaming Democrats for immigration troubles and teasing an executive order on health care coming soon, Trump declared "change tax law" when it comes to the NFL.

The tweets ESPN referenced it its statement were made by Hill on September 11 when she criticized President Donald Trump.

On Monday Hill was suspended from EPSN for 'a second violation of our social media guidelines'. "My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light".

Hill also said Trump was the "most ignorant, offensive president" and "unqualified and unfit to be president".

Now, less than 24 hours after ESPN suspended Hill, Trump is piling on in an effort to have Hill fired from the sports superstation. ESPN anchor Linda Cohn was reportedly warned by senior management after she complained on a radio show that the network had moved too far from covering sports and into talking about social cultural issues.

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