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ESPN suspended Jemele Hill for two weeks as punishment for tweets she made criticizing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

SEE ALSO: ESPN Analyst Jemele Hill Suspended Over Social Media Comments

Jones threatened to bench Cowboys players who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Hill’s co-anchor on the primetime airing of SportsCenter, Michael Smith, will be sitting out tonight’s airing in solidarity with his colleague.

Smith’s absence was reportedly a mutually decision between him and ESPN.

Michael Smith Will Skip SportsCenter In Solidarity With Jemele Hill was originally published on www.globalgrind.com

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