BLOOMSBURG, Penn. – A college baseball player’s vulgar tweet aimed at a Little League baseball star got him kicked off the team.
When Bloomsburg University baseball player Joey Casselberry heard about Disney Channel’s plans to make a movie about Mo’ne, he took to Twitter to vent.
“Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That sl** got rocked by Nevada,” Casselberry’s tweet said.
The vulgar tweet caused Casselberry to be dismissed from the Huskies baseball team.
“He’s very sorry that he posted that item on Twitter and you know, he’s handling it as best he can right now. There’s obviously a lot of social media backlash he’s facing,” said Bloomsburg University Sports Information Director Tom McGuire.
The university released a statement from their athletics Twitter account saying Casselberry’s tweet did not represent the views of the school.
Casselberry’s Twitter account has since been deactivated.
“It’s very big of her to want to do something like that and make that statement. It takes a lot because of what was said about her. Once you hit send, it’s out there. You may try to delete it. Screen captures make something live forever in the social media world,” said McGuire.
Despite Casselberry’s Tweet, Davis reached out to Bloomsburg University officials Monday, asking them to reinstate Casselberry.
“Everybody makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance and I know he didn’t mean it in that type of way and I know a lot of people get tired of seeing me on TV, but sometimes you just have to think about what you’re doing before you actually do it,” Davis said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I know right now, he’s really hurt and how hard he worked just to get to where he is right now and I mean, I’m pretty hurt on my part, but I know he’s hurt even more.”
The University did not budge on the issue and Casselberry was not reinstated to the team.
Casselberry remains a student at Bloomsburg University and may be allowed to play again next season, his senior year, but that has yet to be determined.