Jemele Hill
ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill for violating social media conduct rules. She is pictured on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images

ESPN suspended "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for two weeks due to "a second violation of our social media guidelines," the sports network said Monday. Many on social media said she should have been fired.

Hill took to Twitter Sunday and suggested that anyone who didn’t agree with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ position on benching players who protested could make an impact though rejection of Cowboys advertisers.

"Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don't kneel, some will see them as sellouts," Hill tweeted Sunday.

"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don't place the burden squarely on the players," she later said.

"Just so we're clear: I'm not advocating a NFL boycott," Hill tweeted. "But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives."

Hill violated ESPN's social media guidelines a second time after she tweeted about Jones and the Cowboys, according to the company.

"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," the network said in a statement.

The suspension came weeks after Hill called President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" on Twitter. The White House caught wind of Hill’s comments and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders suggested that it was "a fireable offense by ESPN."

"I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make," Sanders said in response to a question about Hill.

After the controversy over her tweets, many Twitter users suggested that Hill was fortunate ESPN didn’t fire her, while others asked the network to remove her.

Jones issued his statement prior to the Cowboys game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. It came amid backlash caused by players who took a knee in protest during the in-game performance of the national anthem.

"If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play," Jones said to reporters. "Understand? We will not, if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period."

Jones' comments came after Vice President Mike Pence left Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after roughly 20 49ers players kneeled in protest during the anthem.

"I know this, we cannot in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag," Jones added. "We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. So we're clear."

Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore and David Irving raised their fists in protest at the end of the anthem before Sunday's game. Jones was unaware of the incident when asked.

"I'm very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys — I don't care what happens — under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period," Jones said.