Curt Schilling Suspended From ESPN Broadcasts
Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling won’t appear on ESPN broadcasts the rest of this baseball season, the network has announced.
Schilling was already serving a temporary suspension for an Aug. 25 Tweet that was offensive to Muslims. The longer suspension was imposed after Schilling defended the Tweet in an exchange with writers at the Awful Announcing sports site.
“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,” ESPN said in a statement. “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.”