ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill For Tweeting About Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones
ESPN suspended host Jemele Hill for tweeting about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has forbidden his players to kneel in silent protest of police brutality of black people.
Hill tweeted on oct. 9:
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
ESPN tweeted that Hill was suspended for violating ESPN’s “social media guidelines”:
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017