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.
In an Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michel Perez, File)
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 Muslim extremists and Nazis.
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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