ESPN pulls Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

FILE In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling reacts after being introduced as a new member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, at Fenway Park in Boston. ESPN says commentator Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6. The former star pitcher and "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network's coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslim extremists and Nazis. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
FILE In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling reacts after being introduced as a new member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, at Fenway Park in Boston. ESPN says commentator Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6. The former star pitcher and "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network's coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslim extremists and Nazis. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)


BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet.

ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won’t be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6.

The former star pitcher and “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network’s coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslims and Nazi-era Germans.

At the time, Schilling said he’d made a “bad decision.”

Schilling later sent an email to a sports media site about his Twitter post, causing a further uproar.

ESPN said “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.”

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