ESPN has suspended commentator Jemele Hill for two weeks for a series of tweets she made Sunday night calling for an advertiser boycott of the Cowboys.

Jemele Hill’s tweets came after Dallas owner and GM Jerry Jones issued a statement that his players will stand for the national anthem and not disrespect the flag, and if they do, the player or players will not play.

 

Here are Jemele Hill’s tweets that landed her in hot water with ESPN:

But freedom of speech?

Hill’s suspension comes after  “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet,” ESPN said in a statement. “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.”

Clearly, ESPN is holding Jemele Hill to a higher standard for her online behavior than the White House is holding the current President.

Jemele Hill’s suspension will not go over well with a lot of fans. As a private company, ESPN can do this. ESPN should however, respect it’s reporters’ opinions.

When I was a kid, I used to wonder what ESPN stood for. Apparently, it stands for nothing. It’s hard to understand where the line is for people to speak their minds, rather than be controlled by the supposed image. Perhaps if ESPN actually backed the movement that the players are kneeling for, then Kaepernick might have a job, but that’s a discussion for a different day.