ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who called for fans to boycott the NFL, has been suspended for two weeks by the network.
Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines for a second time by calling on fans to take indirect action against the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they didn’t stand up during the national anthem. Jones issued his edict before the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
On Sunday, Hill tweeted, “Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don’t kneel, some will see them as sellouts. If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.
“By drawing a line in the sand, Jerry put his players under more scrutiny and threw them under the bus,” Hill stated in her Tweet. “If the rationale behind JJ’s stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels.”
The suspension comes weeks after Hill was the center of another controversy sparked when she called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.