ESPN Pulls Curt Schilling for Rest of Season After Muslim-Nazi Tweet Controversy
ESPN has pulled Curt Schlling for the rest of the season in the continuing fallout from Schilling tweeting a link between Muslims and Nazis last week.
Here’s the tweet in question:
ESPN suspended him from his current reporting assignment, which Schilling accepted:
I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) August 25, 2015
Earlier this week, Schilling sent Awful Announcing telling them they took him way out of context.
He went on a bit of a rant about how they’re trying to smear him with a “bullshit” article:
I think you lack integrity, I think you lack an ounce of pride in your work and I think you’re a weakling to submit to personal bullshit attacks and lies in a public facing forum of a person you’ve never met, and don’t have the first idea about off the field. But I wil admit I could be wrong, as I have absolutely no idea who and what kind of person you are.
Today ESPN issued this statement:
At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game.
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