ESPN host Jemele Hill doesn’t mince words. First, she calls President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on her Twitter account. That comment prompted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to say during a briefing that her comments about Trump were “a fireable offense by ESPN.”

Hill apologized in September saying, “My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”

Two weeks later and Hill lands back on the chopping block. She tweeted on Sunday, October 8 about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who said that any player who “disrespects the flag” will not play. Hill wrote, “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.”

And, she wrote: “No. Jerry has turned this into them choosing football over the community they represent and that isn’t right.”

She later posted a tweet, “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.”

“Just so we’re clear: I’m not advocating a NFL boycott,” Hill tweeted. “But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.”

ESPN posted a statement on one of their Twitter accounts announcing Hill’s two week suspension, due to “a second violation of our social media guidelines.”

ESPN said in the statement. “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.”

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  • britishrose

    i dont know if my white boss told me i would lose my job if i didnt take the flag out of my front yard , i would lose my job . you have to stand for what you believe in , and freedom isnt free it cost many lives and livelihoods ,the problem with todays young blacks is no one want to sacrefice , and most them player grew up with no understanding of black history . they only know black history month , and they know the names of martin luther and malcom x . .but the deep rooted racism that exist in our big franchises like the NFL is hidden , like hidden racism always is ,, its like the grand jury of whites who fail to hold accountable all the cops who killed black men ,for running , or under suspicious behavior , i mean stop …… we know who jerry jones represent HIS POCKETS , and they have big support of republicans like pence , reason donald trump won anyway MONEY . remember when the kennedys father paid, for jack to win? same dam thing trump has a few billion dollar so he pays for results . period so do jerry BACK TO THE PLANTATION SMH

    • Realist

      23 black men killed by cops……14 justified…….5 under review and probably justified leaving …..5 that were considered murder by cop……..to say there’s a rolling slaughter of black men when 5 (and that’s too many) out of 16 MILLION black men are wrongly killed is a disservice and vapidly ignorant to accept as truth. FBI statistic : A police officer is 80 % more likely to be shot by a black man than shooting one. When America was segregated and Jim Crow was alive in 1965, the Civil Rights Bill was signed and Johnsons War On Poverty commenced , 80 % of black kids lived with both parents…….today ? 72+% live in a single parent home…….has racism gotten worse since 1965……or should we also look at the culture ? ?

  • britishrose

    ERICA NEED to just let ESPN go , they are racist hidden agenda toms , what does it matter she exercised her amendment rights to speak her peace .. sorry if the truth cost your views to cry foul , cnn can say what they wanted about whitney houston ? and many famous folks , why erica couldnt say what she wanted . she is not slandering him … she is speaking facts .. i dont think any them players will ever see jerry in the same light, so he can forget it … if they bury his old ass today not one black player will attend ..fine let him have his legacy

    • Qiana M Davis

      Who is Erica hun? Her name is Jemele