BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling’s ESPN career is in flux.  The former World Series MVP has been known to share a controversial opinion or two on his social media pages, but he clearly stepped over the line this week.  Schilling posted and deleted a picture comparing Muslims to Nazi Germany that drew swift and near-universal backlash.

In the aftermath, ESPN quickly removed Schilling from his scheduled Little League World Series assignments this week.  Now we know that hiatus will extend to his MLB work.  ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz tells Awful Announcing that Schilling will not be on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast this week.

ESPN has not publicly stated this absence as a suspension or given a time period on when Schilling may be back.  In one of many apology tweets, Schilling did label it a suspension in taking responsibility for the offensive tweet.

Predicting the length of ESPN suspensions can be a sticky wicket.  But given the network has been reticent to share a return date for Schilling, it’s fair to wonder when or even if he may return to the network given the nature of the controversial tweet.

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