Jemele Hill suspended over Jerry Jones tweet! Why hasn't ESPN fired her yet?

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ESPN has suspended Jemele Hill on Monday over her controversial tweet about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. 

Jemele Hill suspended for two weeks

Jemele Hill smiling

Hill had a lot to say about Jones’ declaration that he would not play any player on his team who takes a knee during the national anthem.

“If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players,” tweeted Hill on Sunday.

Jemele Hill tweet about Jerry Jones banning footballers who kneel during the national anthem

In an official statement, ESPN said on Monday, “Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines.”

“She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. 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,” read the statement.

The suspension comes on the heels of Hill’s recent Twitter controversy related to Donald Trump, where she called him a “white supremacist.”

Trump has openly denounced NFL players who kneel, even calling them "sons of bitches." He tweeted his support of Jerry Jones on October 8:


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Henry Utah

She is totally a nut crack. Dumb behavior.

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Terry Reff

Only for two weeks thats unfair.

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Simson Memoca

First let her realize her Mistake no need to hurry. Always give them a chance to apologized.

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