On Monday ESPN suspended SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks supposedly for a second violation of the company’s social media guidelines. But really her suspension was based on color, not the color of her skin but the color of what she carried in her wallet.
In a statement Monday, the company said Hill “… 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.”
Hill tweeted Sunday that fans who disagree with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said players who disrespect the flag will not play for his team, should boycott the team’s advertisers.
Now while Ms. Hill may have violated ESPN’s social media guidelines, that is a small part of why she is spending two weeks in the penalty