Curt Schilling taken off ESPN baseball for rest of season

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Curt Schilling won't appear on ESPN baseball telecasts for the rest of the season.

Schilling was removed from broadcasts on Aug. 25 after he sent a tweet equating Muslim extremists with Nazis in Germany. This week, an email exchange between Schilling and editors of the sports blog Awful Announcing regarding the tweet, and subsequent reaction, were published online.

"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."

After he was taken off the Little League World Series broadcast on Aug. 25, Schilling said in a statement: "Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."