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."
I was riding heavy for Jemele Hill the last time, but then she made slick comments about Black men, so I'm cool. pic.twitter.com/KxVDQPIKmf
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 9, 2017