ESPN history author says Jemele Hill to be paid during suspension

ESPN history author says Jemele Hill to be paid during suspension

ESPN history author says Jemele Hill to be paid during suspension

In an early morning tweet, the President took a shot at both Hill and ESPN following the announcement of the suspension.

Jemele Hill, host of "SC6", called the president a "white supremacist" on Twitter last month, and most recently called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers. Suspending Hill over her opinions about boycotting injustice however, places ESPN on the wrong side of this fight.

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, October 10 that with Hill "at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have 'tanked.'" Last month, Hill made national headlines when she called the 71-year-old president a white supremacist "who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists".

In response, the White House called for her to be fired.

The latest of Hill's tweets include her coming for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he said any players who don't during the national anthem will be punished. "If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers", Hill tweeted Sunday.

ESPN suspended Jamele Hill for two weeks on Monday because of, according to ESPN, "a second violation" of their social media guidelines, according to a statement released by ESPN.

ESPN this year rebuilt the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter around Hill and Smith, two rising stars at who had found success on their ESPN2 show "His and Hers", a discussion and debate program that had evolved in part from the hosts' podcast of the same name.

Just yesterday, Hill has tweeted a lot about Jones with her main point of calling unfairness in blaming the players that follow the anti-protest rules.

Hill had initiated controversy within the company when she first tweeted that the POTUS is a "white supremacist" back in September. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how much individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such action would have consequences. ESPN subsequently released a statement saying Hill's comments regarding Trump "do not represent the position of ESPN".

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