College player kicked off team for controversial Mo'ne Davis tweet
Bloomsburg University has dismissed Joey Casselbery from the team after he sent out a controversial tweet regarding Little League World Series phenom Mo'ne Davis.
Little League World Series phenom Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old who last year became the first girl to pitch a shutout in regional play, has of course been the subject of much media attention in recent months, and her story is set to become a motion picture.
Regarding Davis' prominence, here's a screencap of a tweet (since deleted, along with the account) from Joey Casselberry, former baseball player at Bloomsburg University in Davis' home state of Pennsylvania (warning: tweet contains language that may be offensive to some):
The word "former" is used because on Saturday Casselberry, as a result of the tweet you see above, was dismissed from the Bloomsburg baseball team:
Bloomsburg Univ is deeply saddened by what was written about #MoneDavis by one of our student-athletes. His words do not represent us.— BU Huskies (@GoBUHuskies) March 21, 2015
We take matter very seriously; addressed the issue with the student-athlete (who has been dismissed from team), coach, and the team.— BU Huskies (@GoBUHuskies) March 21, 2015
Casselberry, a junior first baseman, had been batting .389/.522/.778 for the 2015 season with two home runs in 18 at-bats.
(Wink of CBS eye: SI.com)