In December, ESPN's front-facing employees attended a mandatory meeting at the company's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to discuss the network's future and review its new policies on social media and political commentary.
Katie Nolan co-hosted on Twitter the ESPN pregame show for an National Football League game on Saturday, three days after using an expletive and calling President Donald Trump a "stupid person". The network adds that "they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her".
During a discussion about white supremacists and the hand gestures supposedly associated with them, Nolan remarks (around the 13-minute mark) that President Trump uses the thumbs-up emoji because he's "stupid".
Rob O'Neill said on "Fox and Friends" that if one was reading Nolan's lips while she was bleeped out, they would see her make a slur against handicapped people while insulting Trump - before essentially asking for a do-over of the comment.
The former "Garbage Time" host then said Trump frequently gives a thumbs up because he's a "stupid person".
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Nolan was hired by ESPN in October after previously working for Fox Sports.
Nolan was likely spared suspension because her comment was made on a talk show, not via social media.
The Nolan brouhaha is just the latest in a litany of bad press for the sports network.
In October, before the new guidelines were released, ESPN suspended "SportsCenter" personality Jemele Hill for what the network deemed a second recent violation of its former social media policy.