ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after the popular 'SportsCenter' anchor violated the company's social media policy for a second time, the network announced on Monday.
ESPN's Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
The suspension comes less than a month after Hill apologized for "letting down" her co-workers after a controversial Twitter rant in which she called Donald Trump "a white supremacist."
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
At the time, the network said that those comments were did "not represent" ESPN and Hill recognized her actions were "inappropriate."
Her tweets last month caught the attention of the White House and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill's tweets constituted a "fireable offense."
Hill responded with this statement:
According to ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz, Hill's latest violation of the policy was a tweet over the weekend calling to boycott Cowboys advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player that knelt during the 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