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The "suspension" that wasn't: Yes, a Jemele Hill thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Couldn't help but see her latest, a piece on Brandon Jennings, linked on the front of the WWL's Web site.

    But check out the dates on these columns:


    How long was that suspension? A day? Didn't seem to hinder her ability to get published. Seems a loud noise was made that ESPN had suspended one of its wunderkinds, and that suspension lasted exactly an afternoon.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Uh oh....here we go again....
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    well, no. Her apology column was the end of the suspension (as opposed to the corporately crafted first apology). Larry Hughes column was the day after the end of the suspension
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Yes, slappy, I noticed the dates. Forgive my exaggerations.

    I guess I expected more than "One Week" as the result of all that loudness on sports radio and here.

    Just seems a toothless penalty.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Is OK... Am sure the next time it happens, she'll get eight days.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That's because it is a toothless penalty.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I bet it was a paid suspension, too.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    (Air raid sirens sound and steveu heads for fallout shelter)
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I don't understand. It was always announced as a one-week penalty, wasn't it?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I dont think the duration was ever announced. I think it was she sits until she learned her lesson.
  11. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    The duration is moot. The publicity of the punishment is, I assume, what hurt Jemele the most. I'm sure lots of ESPN folks have been suspended before. The fact that ESPN made hers public did more damage than almost anything else.

    If a week went by without a column, I doubt anybody would have really noticed.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Huh. I just remember us having talked about her coming back after a week on the other thread when she came back like two weeks ago.
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