ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill bit off more than she could chew when she objected to a statement by Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones.

ESPNS says Hill, 41, crossed the line when she urged her followers to boycott Jones' sponsors after he said he wouldn't tolerate any of his players disrespecting the American flag.

"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players," she tweeted.

The loose cannon followed up with more tweets encouraging boycotts.

Apparently that was enough for ESPN. The company suspended the sports anchor without pay for 2 weeks -- for another violation of "social media guidelines".

"Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines," ESPN said in a statement.

Hill came perilously close to losing her coveted anchor spot when she called President Trump a "white supremacist" and a "bigot" two weeks ago.

"She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet," ESPN wrote. "In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision."

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  • therealashland

    So much for free speech

  • Vonn

    She is following 45's lead. He told America to boycott teams with players that take a knee. But she violated their social media guidelines...they don't punish everyone that violates it though.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Free speech does not protect against cautionary reaction.

    With that said, she said nothing wrong in this case and should resign from ESPN because they are too scared to stand on the right side of this argument, like most of the people who keep pretending this is about anything other then money and keeping player subordinate.

  • bemetoo

    but trump can tweet and say anything without consequences

  • taurus_32

    Trump said boycott the NFL too ?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Wow

  • Elevated Soul

    She need to be fired because she work for a brand and just can't follow the rules of her employer.......

  • KA

    I will be surprised if she returns from her “suspension.” They want to give everyone a couple of weeks to cool down before she announces her “resignation.”

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    No she’ll be back the rest of the people on that show said they will all quit if she’s fired. I don’t know much about the show but I think it’s really popular

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Another victim of poor self-control.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sorry, I'm not going to feel sorry for her this time. She makes too much money to be jeopardizing her coins like this. Her employer gave her a warning last time and yet she still couldnt help herself this time.
    Just be smart, and keep cashing those ESPN checks. No need putting your money at risk trying to jump into social/political battles for no reason.

  • Quitedeliteful

    ESPN is just looking for a reason to fire her. She gave good solid advice in suggesting that fans make their voices heard with their hard earned dollars. I hope she will be able to find work after this....

  • KA

    Just like Tamryn Hall. They won’t fire her. She will “resign” with a confidentiality agreement.

  • dontgetblocked

    When will we...black women stop letting emotions ruin our careers. Walking around mad at work. Bad attitudes. Gossiping. Here she is a 41 year old professional who can't keep her Twitter fingers under control. For what? Jerry Jones will be fine. President Trump will be fine. She will be unemployed. What a damn fool.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Glad to know they are standing by her but I think it's just a matter of time before she's gone...

  • dontgetblocked

    Sometimes you just have to keep your advice to yourself. Perhaps she can be an unemployed community activist. She just Ushered and Kathy Griffined her career. SMH.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Perhaps she can be an unemployed community activist
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!! Maybe she has another source of income. If it were me I would have started a twitter account under and alias and then ranted and raved all day if I wanted.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She makes about $1 million per year now at ESPN. If she's lucky, her next job might pay half that.
    I'm all for social justice, "fight the power", and all that stuff.. But protect your money first, so you can build wealth and take care of your family.

  • MookieFly

    Funny how a 71 year old pumpkin can do even worse on twitter and still keep his job. Please send me a box of whatever you are smoking. My ish must be too weak.

  • MsPam

    Since you don’t know, the show with her and Michael Smith is boring as hell! So all the black folks on ESPN going to quit if she’s fired?! Good luck with that? That’s what ESPN want to do.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah, using your freedom of speech to encourage black people to claim and utilize their economic power is sooooooooo bad.

    Trump will be fine but those poor people in Puerto Rico and South Korea not so much.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true... If it were me I would have been quietly fighting behind the scenes by donating resources to folks already on the front lines. She must have another source of income because not many people would risk losing such a salary...

  • dontgetblocked

    She's stupid. She won't make no where near a million again. She's blacklisted.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn't even think of that!!! Yeah... seems like a bad call on her part.

  • dontgetblocked

    She should have made a fake Twitter account. I would never have risked that salary and she's over 40. There's a young one waiting in the wings to take her job. What a dummy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Fortunately she only harms herself.

    Too bad we can't say the same thing about the Orange Menance.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Nothing is anonymous any more.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true...

  • Noirluv45

    The more I read about companies trying to dictate what we do outside of working hours, the more I think we need to have our own stuff. Bosses are slave owners now. She gets suspended WITHOUT pay when police officers kill people and get paid vacation and no charges. Amerikkka, you will pay for your evil.

  • Noirluv45

    In order to be free, there's a cost. Thank God for the likes of Malcolm X and others that were willing to stand up and speak out against injustice. I don't know if men/women like that exist anymore. Everyone wants to play it safe. I say we need to own our own stuff and quit allowing the White man/woman to dictate what we do, think and say.

  • Noirluv45

    God forbid!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    What she's doing wasn't "bad", but she still works in a white-dominated corporate environment. You have to be smart about what you say and how you say it.
    Her next job at Fox/CBS-Sports/Yahoo Sports will probably pay way less than what she currently makes at ESPN. Maybe you would risk that kind of salary to make a political point, but I know I wouldn't.

  • Noirluv45

    Money isn't everything to everybody. We allow that to control what we do and that's why they control us today. When are we going to stop this nonsense. You see, the players, if they ALL take a knee, they cannot be fired, but they are scared. Maybe less money is worth keeping her voice.

  • Noirluv45

    So, what's she supposed to do? Is she not allowed to be on social media during her off time? Are they supposed to tell her what to say even though they are her bosses? I understand we have to pick our battles, but maybe it's worth it to her because money isn't everything. Also, she can get started on her own thing. It's high time we stop allowing yt to be our Lord and Savior.

  • Noirluv45

    Money may not be her god, Mr. James. We don't know what other source of income she has. She's a grown woman and I'm sure she's counting the cost.

  • MsPam

    Speaking of Tamron Hall her new show was going to be produce by Harvey Weinstein ?

  • Noirluv45

    I have a family member who just got fired today from her job because of her integrity and standards. Sometimes you have to stand when it costs you something. If you don't, you'll forever be a slave. I've had to do it countless times in my life. It isn't easy, but it is necessary. People want to play it safe. I understand we have to eat and take care of ourselves and our families, but what are we willing to get up for it. If your boss says to jump, do we say, "How high?" When does it end?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Fair enough, but at the end of the day, her employer has clear social media guidelines that she knowingly violated a 2nd time. They could have suspended her last time but they just gave her a warning, and yet she still decided to push the limits again this time.
    So if she took a calculated risk and felt it was worth it, then more power to her. But she certainly can't say ESPN was unfair to her.

  • Noirluv45

    OK, I think that's fair. She knew and she risked it. More power to her.

  • Clorox

    Well according to the logic of some sheeple on here, she should’ve just shut up n kept taking that check. So that might equate to the same logic of what *some* police officers should be doing instead of ever speaking out against what their employers are telling them to do (squeeze first ask questions last)...just take that check and be quiet.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She has a contract with ESPN, and it includes social-media guidelines all ESPN employees have to follow. If she decides to not bother following those rules, she doesn't have much room to complain if they suspend or fire her. Not trying to sound harsh about it, but that's just how corporate America works, whether we like it or not.

  • taurus_32

    +100

  • KA

    Not anymore - didn’t he get fired too...from his own company?? ?

  • You Could Never

    I love her as a journalist. I hope she can find a forum that she can speak her mind and heart and STILL be gainfully employed as a journalist. Thats all. She knows she cant do things others do far as speaking out bc of her career. And I think she is fine with taking the risk. Everyone aint able. I get it.

  • You Could Never

    Reporters and journalists cannot say certain stuff on social media in their off time or anytime

  • You Could Never

    I dont even agree with you much. But she stands to get backlisted if she gets fired. And not just from TV. Anything in journalism. She may be lucky to get a job as a PR person writing press releases. But if its in her heart to say these things she should no matter what her job is.

  • You Could Never

    Im not going to call her stupid tho

  • KA

    Sometimes you can’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

  • Clorox

    They don’t hear you though

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She violated her employer's social media policy for the second time in less than a month. Maybe that doesn't matter to you, but clearly it mattered to her employer.

  • nick c

    She ain't no Rosa Parks folks please stop she going to lose that high paying job for no reason and Trump wins. Just tweet you support the players and be done with it.

  • Clorox

    I hear what you’re saying but I’m not her employer. It probably didn’t matter to HER which is why she did it. And which is why like Kap she probably felt like her voice/POV was more important than a job. She has other modes of income lined up, and felt like screw it fire me.

  • MsPam

    Yes he did! But just wondering if she’s going to still have a show.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Leave President Tang alone! ?

  • Nina Ross

    The Black players need to strike period.

  • Nina Ross

    Exactly

  • You Could Never

    Folk who holler the loudest about money vs what is right probably sing the loudest on the part of your best revenge is your paper on Formation. Yall getting yall paper but want others to forefit theirs. That is bogus. Bc like I keep saying. Everyone aint able. But if she can then yes. If she feels that way.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is what's called a paper trail. Her employer is papering her publicly. She has one more strike and she's gone.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    How do we know she isn't going to be "Rosa" tho? She might!

  • You Could Never

    From an HR standpoint if that is the case, then she should RESIGN. Why stay until you are shown the damn door? Its not like she is going to get unemployment or a severance package. She should have left two weeks ago if she knew she was going to keep speaking out. Why all out possibly blacklist yourself like this? there are WAYS to do it and IMO this is not the smart way. Leave. Still speak out. Have a chance to use your craft elsewhere.

  • Simone

    What she's "supposed to do" is respect her employer's social media policy. I knew 2 people who lost their job because on their "own time" after work, while still in their work-logo attire, got in a fight, which reflected negatively on their employer's company. Ms. Hill needs to go be an activist or represent ESPN as an employee per their rules. She can't do both.

  • Li

    Man oh man. Somebody needs to take her aside and tell her to stfu.

  • Li

    Do you know that the ticketholders are threatening boycott? And that could shut down the teams and they could lose money. I know in our town, the Bears can't fill the stadiums. You have to think about the revenue and business.
    If black players strike -- they're out of a job! LOL

  • Li

    Some company have social media policies. And if ESPN has a policy that covers its hosts in and out of the office, then she's in big trouble.

  • Li

    Well I only hope she's got millions of dollars saved up and/or a company she can rely on. She's not Tamron Hall who had money, contacts, and a plan.

  • Li

    Ticketholders (whites) are already threatening to stop going to the games. Some stadiums can't be filled. It's going to effect the revenue of the team - which is losing TV audience and sponsors. The NFL owners don't like that.

  • Anunnaki

    Agreed. Sometimes, is just sometimes

  • Morethana?

    Thats why the force college on them there is other opportunities than sports?

  • TheOwley

    ESPN is in a partnership with the NFL. Why is she encouageign people to boycott her own company, you know, the people who sign her check. If anything, what she did is a fireable offense and her days at the network are numbered. But hey, conviction > salary $5 mils working for ESPN. She needs to take that check and be smarter in how she voices opposition. Also, ESPN is firing people right and left and from everywhere, no one is indispensable.

  • TheOwley

    Why is she doing this? The burden is on the owners as too as people begin to turn their backs on the NFL. She fails to understand the economic side of this equation. Owners will chumping at the bits on the next CBA round and the players are already in a very precarious situation, even before the protests. She has every right to speak her mind and ESPN will eventually exercise their right to replace her as they are already firing people right and left, people who seemed to be doing decent work and still don't know why they were fired.

  • Morethana?

    You cant take that money to hell with you i will not kiss no ones a**

  • Vipatlstyle

    Well, understand money ain't everything. However get the money first then you can personally finance the change!

  • Ryan

    Jerry Jones need to sit his senile turtle-looking ass down somewhere. I still remember those two hookers taking pics with him in that hotel room a few years ago.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    But DON'T incriminate yourself while doing it. Stay professional!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There's no game without the players.

    75% of a loaf is better than zero.

  • Kimberly King

    Just looking at the comments..... I see blacks are still in the business of tearing down their own in 2017... so lame.

    She honestly didn't say anything wrong. ESPN is constantly talking about people kneeling or whatever every dang day. But ESPN loves Jerry Jones and the Cowboys so I'm not really surprised. People keep saying she should stay quiet and just cash those fat checks, but not money is not everybody's God. It may be YOURS because you don't have a lot of it, but it's not hers. I enjoy Jemelle and Michael together on SC6. That's all I watch on ESPN because I cannot stomach the rest of those cornball ass anchors. Hope she dips and goes to Fox like the rest of ESPN top employees did.

  • Scromes1212

    I wouldn't be surprised if was something in her contract that says ESPN has to pay her if they fire her. She seems to be forcing there hand with some of the things she is doing. I hope she has a plan cause no one is going to pay her what ESPN does. She can forget fox sports. She will be the journalist version of Colin kapernick

  • Scromes1212

    Jerry Jones is a business partner of ESPN. And she can forget fox news lol they not even showing the national anthem anymore cause of the protest. And they didn't"dip" they got let go lol big difference

  • Kilroy

    Jesse Ventura said it best.

    https://youtu.be/CAb4hx4cGcY

  • Kilroy

    Why is the national anthem performed at sporting events anyway?

  • Bashi22

    She's 41 she looks younger

  • Kimberly King

    And FS1 has been doing much better in terms of ratings. No one is tuning in to watch Stephen A's old, corny ass and Max talking about nothing. Molly has no voice and she's annoying. The ratings are switching to FS1 for a reason. Looks like ESPN is taking unlimited L's. "lol" Oh and Skip along with a few others decided to leave/not renew their contracts. Not everyone got the boot darling. Goodbye

  • MsPam

    Jemele nor your family member ain’t hardly no slave! What slave do you know have access to Internet, Uber, Smartphones, nice comfortable places to live, Netflix, WiFi, cars, nice clothes, Starbucks etc.....

  • dontgetblocked

    Sounds good. But I like eating. Wish her the best of luck. Journalism is a tough world ...ask Billy Bush. No one will touch him.

  • MsPam

    Including his soon to be ex wife!????

  • dontgetblocked

    That's the life of white man in America. It's called white privilege. We have to learn to work around it.

  • dontgetblocked

    She'll be lucky to get a job teaching journalism at a high school. She's tagged herself as an out of control...angry black woman.

  • dontgetblocked

    YES!! Most companies monitor your social media page if it's connected to your workplace. Hence, I don't put where I work on any of my social media. Furthermore, if a company gets complaints about you...they can fire you. Look how many racists have been fired for saying crazy things about Obama. You're always being watched. She asked for it and she got it.

  • MsPam

    “Were” is the key word. Black folks do not have a leaders like Malcolm X. The so called leaders of today are in bed with the enemies. Ally Cat Al, Messy Jesse.

  • MsPam

    Amen ??

  • Monique B

    THANK YOU, THEY DON'T REALIZE THEY WHOLE ALL THE POWER.

  • Monique B

    STFU.. This is not a Black Women's Issue you IDIOT. SMD

  • mel

    JEMELE HILL HASN'T TOLD ONE LIE ABOUT THIS GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB. PROTESTING THEIR SPONSORS WILL HURT THEIR POCKETS...NOT THE PLAYERS...SHE WAS.RIGHT
    ANYONE BUYING DOVE ANYTIME SOON

  • Solstice

    Nope

  • You Could Never

    Jemele was incredibly SELFISH. Kap and his stance impacts nobody but HIM. He is the cheese. He was fine standing alone. And that was his decision and strong it indeed was. Glad others joined in tho bc it was breaking my heart seeing him out there last season alone. week after week. UGH. Hurt me bad.

    Jemele put in jeopardy the livelihood of OTHERS. You cannot tell someone who owns a company that helps write your check to fukk off and encourage folks to boycott. Like....NFL dollars is a LARGE part of the overhead of ESPN. ESPN is able to employee folks bc of the NFL. She putting in limbo not just HER check. That is what irritates ME. Someone or maybe more folks might get laid off bc of her. Wont have to be as many cameramen perhaps. Or they gotta chop other salaries to pay her just to fire her maybe depending on her contract.

  • You Could Never

    they are not picking on Jemele. Journalists are getting fired left and right for their Tweets.Black and White. You cannot say what you want. Either you are not a journalist and you go about your way. Or you play by the rules.

    June 5: Breitbart writer Katie McHugh has reportedly been fired after sending a series of incendiary tweets following the London Bridge terrorist attack.
    June 4: CNN host Reza Aslan received heavy criticism and eventually apologized for tweeting inflammatory language about the president.
    May 29: Denver Post reporter Terry Frei was fired for tweeting that he was uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend.
    May 26: LBC radio host Katie Hopkins was fired for a tweet calling for a "final solution" to Islamic terrorism in wake of the Manchester terror attack
    May 24: Freelance writer David Leavitt apologized for tweeting insensitive remarks following the Manchester terror attack.

  • You Could Never

    January 31: New York Post reporter Bart Hubbuch was fired after sending a tweet that compared Trump's inauguration to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
    December 14: Politico reporter Julia Ioffe was fired over an obscene tweet about Ivanka Trump.
    October 13: Fox Business host Lou Dobbs apologized for tweeting the phone number and address of a Trump sexual harassment accuser.

    This is just this year.

  • n1kk1a

    Well said! ??

  • Tylergirl

    I think Jemele needs to go on Sirius. ESPN is owned by Disney and the NFL brings in a ton of cash. Doesn't ESPN host Monday Night Football?

  • Solstice

    President Tang ???

  • NeverSurprised

    Why is the NATIONAL anthem performed at an event performed by members of the NATIONAL Football League? Gee, that's such a tough question.

  • Mrs Mary

    My thing is this ...pick your battles....this is a fight she should have stayed out of, she is not a football player on that team to make any comments. If someone asked her what she thought of his comments she should have just said, I think he is wrong but if the players object then they need to take that up with him. but as far as saying boycott this man, i mean really there are bigger battles she should be concerned about in our own communities than talking about boycotting a team owner that she has no ties to. I never liked her really because of her comments against LeBron James and not believing he could accomplish a championship. she doing too much now...stop tweeting and do some community work to help your own people out of poverty.

  • Mrs Mary

    exactly very boring i stop watching after the first time watching....LMBO...

  • Scromes1212

    Skip and a couple others left on there own but 100's got shown the door. ESPN ratting s are in the toilet lol I agree with you but I'm not going to act like fox is going to welcome her over there lol yeah right. Fox is way more conservative then espn. And let's be honest who really checking for JH. She should find her a format that fits what she wants to do personally. She won't make as much money but she will at least have a peace if mind.

  • Mrs Mary

    Exactly she needs to help her own community and stop worrying about football team owners...i need to know what she owns....she needs to learn how to pick her battles wisely. you telling folks to boycott a man who has no ties to you....just help your own community. boycott the liquor stores the drug dealers the banks that don't give loans to people of color for homes etc, or who give out subpar loans, boycott jobs that discriminate etc., she is limiting herself instead of showing her true power. don't worry about jerry jones pockets she needs to be worried about her own pockets and find ways to boycott the real demons, jerry jones is paid and will continue to be..he straight for the rest of his life but her people are not!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Nope! Using the rest of the bottle and going to get me some black soap.

  • Noirluv45

    But why is that our concern? She knows what she's doing. I think it upsets people because THEY don't have the guts to stand up. The only one whose being affected by this is her, right, so I think we should trust that she's a grown woman who has thought this out. There are leaders and there are followers. Followers NEVER take risks. Leaders do, and most are vilified.

  • Noirluv45

    You clearly don't get it, Ms. Pam. You don't even know what I mean by slave. I know neither my family member nor Jemele are slaves. That's why they are willing to put their lives on the line and not play it safe. Some people are willing to stand up for what they believe in and now bow down to anyone. Sometimes life is risky.

  • Noirluv45

    So, you want your boss to tell you what you can and can't say on YOUR time? Are you willing to allow that to happen? I don't care what their policies are. What I do on my off time is my business UNLESS it's illegal.

  • Noirluv45

    You hit the nail on the head! Those sheeple are the ones in chains. They play it safe. It's all about that check and nothing else. Those are the ones who will never affect change is it's going to cost them something hence the term slave. Some just don't get it.

  • Noirluv45

    Well, it clearly didn't matter to her. Is your employer your god? Does your employer tell you what to say on YOUR off time? I don't care if it mattered to her employer or not. Does your employer own you? Are you willing to be a slave for that check? If so, then keep doing what you do, but people like Jemele are willing to fight for her rights, and I'm sure she's more than aware of the cost.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! That's what people don't understand. They act as if she didn't count the cost. They act as if they are more wise than she. She obviously knows what she's doing.

  • Noirluv45

    She did it her way, and for all you know, she might have a backup plan. Jemele is a grown woman.

  • Noirluv45

    You don't know what other income she has. You only see in part. Do you not think that she knows what she's doing?

  • Noirluv45

    I have to get an amen on that. That's why I love Kap because I believe he has changed the face of leadership.

  • Noirluv45

    Well, yeah. I like eating too, but what makes you think she's not going to eat. We have no idea what other $$ or gigs she has.

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, I hear you, but whatever she has is her business and like I said before, I'm sure she thought it out. If not, oh well.

  • Noirluv45

    White folks always threaten to do something when they can't control Black people. If all the NFL players kneeled, what are the owners going to do?

  • Just Passing Through

    The only one whose being affected by this is her, right

    ^^^^
    Ummm no. Not so. Said somewhere here in this post this might impact others at ESPN. Every and I do mean every journalist knows the news department makes NO money. Money is made through advertising. Why on earth would she say anything about Jerry Jones far as his advertisers? Which the big ones, are the same ones that also advertise with ESPN

    You feel how you feel Jemele. But if advertisers pull that impacts everyone. Layoffs happen when advertising is shot. And that's all news. TV. Radio. Print. Advertising makes the newsroom go round far as paychecks, and she not in biz for herself. Other folks work there too

  • Noirluv45

    Then we gotta make them hear us. We gotta hit them where it hurts in order for them to hear us.

  • Noirluv45

    I find it funny that those same people who talk about the flag have issues with what it supposedly stands for. I understand that social media comments on company time and company property are problematic, but don't on her time on her property, I have issues with that. Yes, I understand that a company can let someone go if they get complaints. What I want to know is why do so many people seem hostile at the chance SHE took? Like I said before, I'm sure she counted the cost and forged ahead anyway. Why is that an issue for some?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Even if they bring her back after this suspension, when her contract is up they might simply choose not to renew her. If they see her as being too much of a headache for the company, there's always somebody they can replace her with. I fully expect that's what ESPN will do in this case.

  • Just Passing Through

    She is risking other folks jobs man. Viewership already down on that network. Just wait. ESPN bout to lose revenue over this. Others getting the axe if so. Layoff. Whose fault is that? All bc she couldn't follow the rules. Colin impacted HIM. She didn't think through. Others WILL be impacted. Watch. Soon as first advertiser pulls. I give it 2 days.

  • Just Passing Through

    You see that list I posted over reporters getting axe over Tweets? She is lucky she lasted this long after the first time.

  • Noirluv45

    I understand that. Maybe I haven't looked in the right place, but is her account attached to ESPN or is that her account? I'm been trying to find ESPN's social media policy, but can't.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Yall getting yall paper but want others to forfeit theirs. "
    -----
    There you go.There's a lot of that on social media. You got people who in real life wouldn't want to jeopardize their own paycheck... but want to be armchair activists, telling people they should put their paycheck on the line "for the cause".

  • Just Passing Through

    Co-host of the 6pm SportsCenter, aka The Six. Born and raised by Detroit. Grew up at Michigan State. Fourth-worst Twitter account at ESPN.

    She identifies herself on the account as a representative of ESPN

  • Noirluv45

    I don't follow sports nor ESPN, so are you saying simply because of her tweets, it's going to crumble the network or is there more to it?

  • Just Passing Through

    Espn social media policy

    “Writers, reporters, producers and editors directly involved in ‘hard’ news reporting, investigative or enterprise assignments and related coverage should refrain in any public-facing forum from taking positions on political or social issues, candidates or office holders.”

    http://www.espn.com/blog/ombudsman/post/_/id/816/new-espn-guidelines-recognize-connection-between-sports-politics

  • Noirluv45

    Thanks. I just looked at her Twitter page. She needs to disconnect herself from ESPN period.

  • Noirluv45

    You know, maybe she's willing to take the ax. If so, that's her choice.

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you.

  • Just Passing Through

    Network crumbling already. Way prior.

    Ad revenue makes the news run

    Advertising pulling out now, they already in trouble could mean job losses.

    Other Disney reporting entities are and have been laying off. Wtvd. Here. Raleigh and Durham. Laid folks off. Bc they are doing bad. Don't even have this going on

  • Noirluv45

    No ones telling anyone to put their paycheck on the line. They choose to do that themselves. What makes you think any of us haven't had to step out and risk life and limb for truth and integrity. Again, their are followers and there are leaders. Leaders jump. If our ancestors and those before us had certain mentalities, we'd never would've gotten where we are, but there's no one willing to do that anymore. Everyone wants to "play it safe." I've had to walk away from several jobs because of company policies I didn't agree with.

  • Noirluv45

    I hear you. Well, I'm sure they'll let her go before all that happens. We shall see.

  • Noirluv45

    So what you are saying is that the crumbling has been happening before the Jemele bruhaha, right? Wow.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When her contract expires they probably wont renew it. ESPN is known for doing that.That's probably the easiest way for them to get rid of her quietly without too much controversy.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When her contract expires they probably wont renew it. ESPN is known for doing that.That's probably the easiest way for them to get rid of her quietly without too much controversy.

  • Boogie79

    There are platforms out there for her. I'm not saying she'll make the same amount that she's making (not going to pretend that I know what her salary is currently) but even if she is let go, she has a following and connections throughout the entertainment industry.

  • Kilroy

    Your sarcasm is most amusing. Gee, again I ask why is it necessary to sing a patriotic song at a sporting event?
    Bo the fact that NATIONAL appears in the name of the org and the song. Geeeez!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Unlike you some people have principles and will give up money instead of bowing down to the man.

    It's sad to see black people like you support a man like Trump who would have spat on civil rights pioneers like MLK and Rosa Parks to appease his white nationalist base.

    It's ironic that the neo-Nazis led by Richard Spencer marched in Charlottesville this past weekend so I guess Trump attacking the NFL again was just a distraction.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How is Jamele selfish and how did she jeopardize the livelihood of others?

    Was someone else suspended besides Jemele for her comments?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And Shannon Sharpe has been holding church every single episode.
    That Negro has been telling much truth.

  • Li

    Yep. Most companies these days have a social media policy. My 2 employers do. Then can fire your ars e if you go on social media and talk about the company or anything else they deem offensive.

  • Li

    The thing is this: Journalists are a dime a dozen, and the companies have a social media policy for a reason. And they use it.

  • Anonymouse

    She needs to be fired. Enough is enough.

  • Anonymouse

    lol... keep telling yourself that. She better shut her mouth and do what they pay her to do like a grown up

  • You Could Never

    Fukkin with company revenue (boycott his advertisers when they share advertisers with ESPN) is offensive

  • TheOwley

    I'm sure she has her investments, etc. as ESPN talking heads get paid very well and her net worth is nicely healthy in part, from working at the network. They've been good to her as they are firing people. ESPN and NFL have an $11B partnership and you don't screw with that. While some play it safe, you also play it smart and she's shown to be lacking. I doubt she will have her contract renewed.

    There are smatter ways to convey the message, "I believe the players have a right to ... the owners also have a right to ..... but I disagree.....the fans are not happy and they have a right to complain.........there are financial implications with sponsorships and advertisers as some may pull out ....... and that will affect the league, etc.

    But when you say boycott my boss, bring financial harm to my boss, it's being reckless, and all bets are off. If she is thinking of suing, she has no case.

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed.....

    The key word is that she's an employee employed by a company, that finally set some guidelines for their failing network, and her comments do not help that network.

  • You Could Never

    http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/6957582/the-history-national-anthem-sports-espn-magazine

    http://www.npr.org/2016/09/04/492599463/how-did-the-national-anthem-get-to-be-a-mainstay-of-sports-in-the-first-place

    "How Did The National Anthem Get To Be A Mainstay Of Sports In The First Place?"

    I think they need to stop if its causing such a roe. And what many articles DO not point out...the players were not always even on the field during the anthem. Not until 2009 did the NFL have them on the field DURING the actual song. They need to go back to the locker room and all of this can stop. Jemele not the only one making bad choices. NFL is too. Lets be real.

  • You Could Never

    Ive repeated it in here already. If revenue is lost due to her comments it will lead to layoffs at ESPN to cover the lost revenue. Their viewership was already down. Might have to pay her. they cant afford to lose anymore money. If a company keeps losing money guess what happens?

  • You Could Never

    Matter of fact they have already laid folks off in 2017. They lose just ONE advertiser to this here shit and more folks will be out the door.

    https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/04/26/espn-layoffs-names-list-ed-werder-more

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If it's such a bad situation then why don't they just fire her?
    Oh because blacks would boycott then. You seem to be giving the people who hate Jemelle a lot more power than her supporters.

  • sunni_daze

    The line was drawn at Jerry Jones....hmmm
    She can take jabs at Agent Organe, but she can not come for Jerry

  • Numba Pulla

    Right Tyriq. Because im sure you couldve helped her secure her position. ?

  • You Could Never

    I like her. Said it here. But lets not cape based on like. this chick commited a whole LOT of no-no's far as her social media activity as a journalist. Why does she get a pass when it was LISTED that others were NOT given such a pass and are getting fired for the SAME thing SHE did?

    ESPN doesnt care about BLACKS boycotting. NOBODY is watching period. What DIFFERENCE does a few blacks make Roderick? They havent fired her yet bc THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO. they will most likely have to PAY her. Are you not getting it? Or do you choose to not?

    "In March, several outlets gleefully reported that ESPN was near collapse as a network. Conveniently, several of these reports came from competitors to ESPN who hope to capitalize and gain market share. Nonetheless, it is true that ESPN will be cutting $100 million in salaries -- most from very recognizable on-air talent -- in a cost-cutting move to shore up their bottom line.

    This new report comes mere months after a report showing that ESPN is losing subscribers at an alarming rate. In November 2016, ESPN lost over 600,000 subscribers, its worst month ever. ESPN has historically been a workhorse performer, one of the most successful cable channels of all time. Driven by live events, previously unavailable sports updates, an offbeat delivery, and compelling content, ESPN reached must-watch status and stayed there for a couple of decades. At the height of their popularity, in 2011, ESPN was available in over 100 million homes. A few years ago, however, the tide began to ebb. As of December 2016, that number had dropped to 88.4 million -- a steady, inexorable decline."

  • Mec-One

    I know she worked too hard to secure her position ....... let's not give it up ya' hard work so easy lil' sista ...... subtle shade

  • imasaneperson

    This is that baloney they hoping you're stupid enough to buy. Okay, the mutha fu&er aint said sh!t when black men being reamed out there but "disrespect an inanimate object" and he's bout to have a fit. Okay so disrespect a piece of fabric and it's on for Jerry Jones but disrespect a black man and Jerry Jones he ain't said sh!t about that.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If what you say is true then ESPN would have fired her for calling Trump a white supremacist.
    In related news now that Jerry Jones made an a$$ of himself Sunday now Trump wants to pull the NFL's tax exempt status.
    Now the other 31 owners are going to give Jones hell for capitulating to Trump.
    Trump is still swole because the NFL wouldn't allow him to purchase the Buffalo Bills back in the day.
    Remember what the old saying was--if you let the Devil ride he will want to drive. Well the NFL has given Trump the steering wheel and good luck in getting it back from him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why?
    Because she said something that was politically incorrect?
    I thought that political incorrectness went out of the window once Trump became president.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    So she doesn't want to stop talking? Take that, take that, take that.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    So she doesn't want to stop talking? Take that, take that, take that.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I dabble in astrology and viewership of sports will begin climbing around Christmas time and by next year things will be much better.
    All sports have lost viewers over the past two years even NASCAR.
    I read that ESPN is one of the more expensive cable stations and people are cutting the cord on cable and purchasing individual channels.

  • Aquari

    The National Anthem started playing at football games when the US Department of Defense paid $5 million to the NFL to promote the US military during games. ie: running those recruitment commercials (Navy, Army etc), covering the goal posts with the image of the flag or camouflage, having military bands play during opening and half time ceremonies and of course urging teams to be on the field during the playing of the national anthem. There was a time when players didn't even come out of the locker room until AFTER the anthem was played. So it's all in the name of PROMOTING MILITARY RECRUITMENT and not at all about PATRIOTISM.

  • Miss Thang

    Contracts often have morals clauses, so I don't see the problem with this. ESPN doesn't want bad publicity. If you're giving your employer bad publicity then why shouldn't they let you go?

  • Waya Hedia

    Yeah.. he's 100% sane. lol. When the left turns to Ventura as an example of anything, they've already lost.

  • Blak

    She is too reckless and has no self control. Let her ass go so she can work for tv one or BET

  • Blak

    Her job is to be a sports commentator not a social media political commentator. If that's what she wants to do then let her take her 2 weeks notice and move along so she can be on twitter full time

  • Noirluv45

    You know, I see a problem with it. I gave it some thought. Are you willing to work for an employer who controls what you say? Do you believe in the Constitution? Freedom of speech? Yes, I know freedom of speech isn't freedom of consequences, but why should their be consequences to having an opinion. OK, it will effect ESPN's bottom line, but it appears it's already affected. Can we have one thing saying we have freedom of speech UNLESS, I, your boss, don't agree with it? Which way do we want it? So, if Jemele sang the owner's praises, it would be okay with ESPN, right?

  • jazzysmith12

    my beautiful black queen.She dissed Chump,she's my hero!!!

  • Dr.Rue

    I wish BET or TVONE would try and pick her up. They could do a sports segment - 89% of all NBA/Football players are Black anyways

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You obviously haven't watched her show because she's talked about social topics including race before.

  • Kimberly King

    How much you wanna bet the black employees at ESPN WISH upon a shining f*cking star that they could do the same thing? lmao

  • TeeTee

    She needs to chill before she loose her job. Don't write checks your azz can't cash.

  • Candance

    smh....yea she needs to chill talking about sports issues STOP IT!!!! Who else is going to say it??? Her platform was perfect and because she is a black woman she gets it! Guys get mad... get right!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    She's a freaking sports anchor!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Exactly

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    What's Trumps Job?
    To be your president, but he tweets whatever he wants whenever he wants. I believe for her, her biggest issue is lack of control. She knows the company policy and they handed her a slap on the wrist the first time, but she didn't learn

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Right

  • Candance

    Exactly!