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October 11, 2017

ESPN suspends anchor Jemele Hill after she calls for boycotting Dallas Cowboys advertisers

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for encouraging a boycott of NFL advertisers in reaction to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s crackdown on take-a-knee protests.

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” said ESPN in a Monday statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.”

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Ms. Hill tweeted Sunday that, “If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers,” and retweeted a list of companies that advertise with the Dallas Cowboys.

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This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://twitter.com/OfficiallyRandy/status/917219154339483650 

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