ESPN Suspends Anchor Jemele Hill

ESPN has suspendedSportsCenteranchor Jemele Hill for two weeks for a violation of the company’s social media guidelines, the network said Monday.

The decision comes after Hill in a tweet Sunday encouraged a boycott of advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones said he wouldbench any players who knelt during the national anthem.

Hill had come under fire last month for callingPresident Donald Trump a "white supremacist" in a series of tweets.


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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.