Tony Katz Today
Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN After Response to Jerry Jones
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Jemele Hill, the “SportsCenter” host on ESPN whose tweets last month calling President Trump a white supremacist caused the White House to call for her firing, was suspended on Monday for violating the company’s social media policy.
After the Dallas Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, said Sunday that he would bench any players who “disrespect the flag,” Hill suggested on Twitter that fans who disagreed with Jones’s stance should boycott Cowboys' advertisers.
WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Daily Wire contributor Emily Zanotti about Hill's suspension, noting that it was interesting that Hill's comments calling for the boycott rather than her comments on President Trump that brought about her forced two-week leave of absence.
It seems that this particular outburst will effect ESPN's bottom line. ESPN and the NFL have a symbiotic relationship and without the NFL, ESPN doesn't get viewership and it has a several billion dollar deal for things like Monday Night Football and do most of the analysis for the NFL. So now Jamelle Hill is saying, 'please don't give the NFL any money,' and ESPN seems to have realized that she is now affecting their bottom line.
Click below to hear Tony's full interview with Emily Zanotti: