ESPN suspends Schilling for remainder of MLB season

FILE In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling reacts after being introduced as a new member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, at Fenway Park in Boston. ESPN says commentator Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6. The former star pitcher and "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network's coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslim extremists and Nazis. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Curt Schilling will not provide analysis on ESPN for the remainder of the MLB season, the network announced Thursday.

In a statement, ESPN said Schilling’s actions were not handled professionally and “have obviously not reflected well on the company.”

The network removed Schilling from its broadcast of the Little League World Series last week because of an anti-Muslim tweet.

Schilling has worked as a baseball analyst for ESPN since 2010.

See the full statement from ESPN below:

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.”

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