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What Agents Have Told Their Talent After The Jemele Hill Suspension

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Here's what some agents have told their clients following the controversy.

In the wake of Jemele Hill's suspension at ESPN, sports media agents have reportedly been telling their clients to, basically, stick to sports.

John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal reports that prominent agents have told their clients that social media is not the right place to voice opinions other than the ones they're paid to give.

One premier agent spoke on the record:

“My advice to my clients who work for a content company is that social media is not the right area to voice opinions other than ones that you’re paid to give,” said Sandy Montag, president and CEO of The Montag Group, whose client list includes Bob Costas, James Brown, Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt.

ESPN suspended Jemele Hill following her tweets about a potential boycott of the NFL's sponsors, which are also similar to ESPN's sponsors. ESPN said this was her second violation of the company's social media policy. Hill is expected to return to her 6 p.m. SportsCenter next week.

You can view the SBJ's full report here.