ESPN has suspended host Jamele Hill for two weeks for a second violation of the network’s social media policy.

Hill, who has been outspoken in her criticism of President Donald Trump, went after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said any of his team’s players who disrespected the flag or the country by kneeling or sitting during the national anthem won’t play.

In her tweets Sunday, Hill suggested fans who disagreed with Jones’ statement boycott the team’s advertisers.



By Monday morning, Hill almost seemed to take a small step back from her original comment.

The network responded later Monday with news of her suspension, saying the decision was based, in part, in how “individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN, and that such actions would have consequences.”


Calling for a boycott of Cowboys’ advertisers is the second time the “SC 6” co-host has let her feelings be known regarding the social unrest in the country.

A check of her Twitter line from Sept. 11.


There were rumors that ESPN tried to take Hill off the show that night, but eventually kept her on air.

The self-titled “Worldwide Leader in Sports” issued a statement last month condemning Hill’s rant.

And Hill did apologize — not for her comments per se, but for how they reflected on her employer — two days after her original tweets.


In an essay she wrote for ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” Hill clarified why she believed she needed to apologize.

“Twitter wasn’t the place to vent my frustrations because, fair or not, people can’t or won’t separate who I am on Twitter from the person who co-hosts the 6 p.m. SportsCenter,” Hill wrote then. “Twitter also isn’t a great place to have nuanced, complicated discussions, especially when it involves race. Also, let me be clear about something else: My criticisms of the president were never about politics. In my eyes, they were about right and wrong. I love this country. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t want it to be better.”

But Hill’s “second strike” Monday led ESPN to drop the hammer with a two-week suspension.

Earlier this year, Hill and co-anchor Michael Smith signed a three-year deal to host the 6 pm Eastern edition SportsCenter, which is now called “SC 6.” The duo worked previously worked together on the network’s “His and Hers” program.