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Jemele Hill Suspended For 2 Weeks By ESPN For Suggesting NFL Boycott

ESPN has suspended SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks after suggesting on Sunday that fans should consider boycotting companies that advertise with the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins, it was learned on Monday.

‘Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,’ the Walt Disney Company-owned all-sports network said in a statement on Monday.

‘She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.

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‘In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences.

‘Hence this decision.’

For the next two weeks, Hill will no longer appear in her regular spot co-hosting SC6, also known as ‘The Six,’ alongside Michael Smith.

On Sunday, Hill posted a number of tweets in reaction to the news that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would order any player who ‘disrespected’ the Stars and Stripes be benched.

Her tweets seemed to suggest that fans should boycott the team’s advertisers in response to Jones’s directive.

Jones made the comments – his strongest yet in response to the national anthem controversy – when asked about Vice President Mike Pence leaving the game in Indianapolis after about a dozen San Francisco players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner.

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