Insensitive Tweet About Mo'ne Davis Leads BU Huskies to Dismiss Joey Casselberry

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2015

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Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania) has dismissed first baseman Joey Casselberry from its baseball team after he sent out an insensitive tweet, which Sports Illustrated captured here, directed at Little League World Series standout Mo'ne Davis.

The Huskies apologized for the situation and confirmed the player's removal from the program Saturday:

BU Huskies @GoBUHuskies

Bloomsburg Univ is deeply saddened by what was written about #MoneDavis by one of our student-athletes. His words do not represent us.

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We take matter very seriously; addressed the issue with the student-athlete (who has been dismissed from team), coach, and the team.

Following the news, Davis went on SportsCenter and wrote a letter to the school asking for Casselberry's reinstatement (h/t Nina Mandell of For The Win):

Everyone makes mistakes and I know—he would if it was me—I know I would want to take that back. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn't mean it in that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV.

Fox Sports reported Casselberry, a junior, has taken down his Twitter account (@bigcass24). 

The infielder wrote the insensitive tweet regarding the 14-year-old after details were released about an upcoming Disney Channel movie based on Davis' story—she's the first girl to notch a win and throw a shutout in LLWS history.

Casselberry was hitting .389 through six games before the dismissal.


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