The fallout from Curt Schilling's recent Twitter adventure continued Wednesday as ESPN announced Schilling would not appear on Sunday Night Baseball this week.
Curt Schlling will be off Sunday's ESPN baseball game, fallout from his Muslim/Nazi tweet
— Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) August 26, 2015
The controversy began early Tuesday, when Schilling sent out a tweet comparing "extremist Muslims" to the Nazi Party. Schilling quickly deleted that tweet, but many users took a screen shot before it was taken down.
ESPN PR quickly responded, saying they did not agree with the views Schilling expressed in the tweet, and immediately removed him from his current assignment broadcasting the Little League World Series.
Schilling eventually apologized for the tweet, and said he understood why ESPN suspended him.
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
Whether he knew about the Sunday Night Baseball suspension at the time is unclear. It's certainly possible ESPN handed down this suspension to Schilling immediately, and it's also possible that they decided to make the move after some more thought.
It's unclear how long Schilling will remain off the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. Richard Sandomir, who initially reported the news, did not make it clear whether this was just a one week suspension. Schilling suspension could extend longer than just one week, though that remains unclear at this time.
ESPN has not announced whether Schilling will be replaced this week, or if Sunday Night Baseball will operate with a two-man booth.
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