ESPN pulls Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet.

ESPN said Thursday 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 Muslims and Nazi-era Germans.

At the time, Schilling said he'd made a ''bad decision.''

Schilling later sent an email to a sports media site about his Twitter post, causing a further uproar.

ESPN said ''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.''

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