Jemele Hill Goes After Jerry Jones And Advertisers, Immediately Suspended By ESPN For 2 Weeks

Jerry Jones: “I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag. We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. So we’re clear.”

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Fox NewsJemele Hill, the controversial ESPN anchor who called for fans to boycott the NFL after labeling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter, has been suspended for two weeks by the network.

Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time, according to ESPN, after she called on fans to take indirect action against the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they didn’t stand up during the national anthem.

“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” Hill wrote. “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”

Hill wasn’t formally punished for mocking Trump on Twitter, but ESPN took action when she called for fans to boycott the Cowboys’ advertisers.  

You can go after the Republican president. You can call him a white supremacist. You can call him a racist. You can double and triple and quadruple down on all of that. That’s not a problem. Little slap on the wrist and we’ll tell everyone you teared up in a meeting. They’ll love it. But you CANNOT go after the NFL advertisers and get away with it. Not on ESPN’s I mean Jerry Jones’ watch. JJ’s big old swingin’ dick smacking ESPN execs in the face the second those Jemele Hill tweets went live. Shit on President Trump all you want but you come after the pot o gold and Jerry will have you reading the local sports report live from the streets of Aleppo overnight.

Nothing says independent sports journalism like cowering instantly to whoever lines your pockets.