BRISTON, Conn. – ESPN has suspended host Jemele Hill for a second violation of the company's social media regulations.
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet."
Earlier Monday, Hill had tweeted that fans should boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys after the team's owner, Jerry Jones, said he would bench any player who kneeled during the national anthem.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
The suspension comes just weeks after the Trump administration suggested Hill should be fired after she tweeted the president was a white supremacist.
“In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that much actions would have consequences,” the statement continued. “Hence this decision.”