ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks after the popular ‘SportsCenter’ anchor violated the company’s social media policy for a second time, the network announced on Monday.
According to ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz, Hill’s latest violation of the policy was a series tweets over the weekend about Cowboys advertisers after team owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player that knelt during the anthem.
The suspension comes less than a month after Hill apologized for letting down her co-workers after a controversial Twitter rant in which she called Donald Trump “a white supremacist.”
At the time, the network said that those comments were did “not represent” ESPN and Hill recognized her actions were “inappropriate.”
Her tweets last month caught the attention of the White House and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill’s tweets constituted a “fireable offense,” an unprecedented comment that almost immediately created a firestorm surrounding Hill and the network. But in recent days, it seemed like that controversy was waning.