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.”