ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for rest of 2015 season

Curt Schilling will not appear on an ESPN broadcast for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Curt Schilling will not appear on an ESPN broadcast for the remainder of the 2015 season. (USATSI)

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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