ESPN announced host Jamele Hill has been suspended for two weeks due to her violating the company’s social media policy.
“Jemele Hil has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” the network’s announcement states. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet”:
“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,” it concludes.
Hill made headlines last month for calling President Donald Trump a white supremacist who has also surrounded himself with other white supremacists.
After backlash for her comments, she sent out another tweet apologizing for them.
“My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs,” she wrote. “My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”
At the time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denounced Hill’s tweet about the president: “I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make.”