Mo’ne Davis #3 of Pennsylvania pitches to a Nevada batter during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament at Lamade Stadium on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) / Getty
A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for calling Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis, “a slut,” reports the Associated Press.
Joey Casselberry’s Twitter account has since been deleted, but, of course, screen shots of the Tweet live on.
Casselberry used the offensive language in response to news that a Disney channel movie was being made about the teen phenom. He also made reference to Davis’ loss to Nevada during the Little League World Series.
Davis was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her memoir, “Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name” by Hilary Beard, was just released this week through HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Fittingly, Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on…. Twitter. The university said it was “deeply saddened” by the player’s tweet.
Bloomsburg Univ is deeply saddened by what was written about #MoneDavis by one of our student-athletes. His words do not represent us.