ESPN announced today that baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been suspended for the rest of their MLB coverage this season. That suspension includes the rest of the regular season and ESPN’s broadcast of a Wild Card playoff game.
Schilling was reportedly scheduled to return to the airwaves for Sunday Night Baseball this week after his tweeting of an inflammatory Muslim-Nazi meme led the network to initially suspend him for a week.
“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 hasn’t backed down from his polarizing views since the social media controversy began, as you might have seen on this website earlier this week. ESPN hasn’t yet announced his replacement for Sunday Night Baseball, but don’t be surprised if it’s Jessica Mendoza after her SNB debut was met with such rave reviews.