BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo'Ne Davis.
Mo'ne Davis Signs Copies Of "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch To Game Changer" at Barnes & Noble on March 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Image source: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
The user account belonging to Joey Casselberry had been deactivated as of Saturday night, but screen captures of the tweet show that the player used an offensive word while criticizing news that a Disney Channel movie was being made about Davis.
Casselberry made reference to Davis' loss to Nevada during the LLWS. TheBlaze has chosen to not reference the derogatory word Casselberry directed toward the teenager:
Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on Twitter. The university said it was "deeply saddened" by the player's tweet.
Casselberry reportedly attempted to make amends with subsequent tweets:
Davis, from Philadelphia, was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
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