Looks like Jemele Hill’s officially on strike two with ESPN:
.@jemelehill has been suspended by ESPN for two weeks for a second violation of their social media policy.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 9, 2017
ESPN's Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
Will Hill dial things back or risk a more permanent punishment?
How many times do you get suspended before you fire them? https://t.co/EPw6X26eua
— Dr. Schadenfreude (@PoliticsOfFear) October 9, 2017
Based on ESPN’s statement, it’s not clear what her specific offense was, but it may have had something to do with her recent call for a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys.
ESPN may love social justice commentary but you start messing with Jerry Jones, the Cowboys, and The Shield…shit's gonna get real.
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) October 9, 2017
According to other media outlets, Hill was indeed suspended for her comments about Jerry Jones and the Cowboys:
ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for 2 wks, not for calling Trump a white supremacist but for urging boycott of Cowboys after owner bars protests
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) October 9, 2017
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 9, 2017