ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for rest of 2015 season
Former big-league pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling won't appear on the network again in the 2015 regular season or wild-card round of the postseason.
Late last month, ESPN removed anaylst and former major-league pitcher Curt Schilling from its Little League World Series coverage after Schilling posted a meme to his Facebook page that compared Islamic extremists to Nazis. Now ESPN has announced that Schilling will not be a part of its Major League Baseball broadcasts for the rest of the 2015. Here is the Thursday statement from the network:
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. 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.
Schilling, 48, has worked as a broadcast analyst for ESPN since 2010. He retired from playing after the 2007 season. Across parts of the 20 big-league seasons, Schilling compiled a career WAR of 80.7.
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