ESPN Suspends Baseball Writer Keith Law for Defending Evolution on Twitter November 22, 2014

ESPN Suspends Baseball Writer Keith Law for Defending Evolution on Twitter

About a week ago, retired baseball star Curt Schilling took to Twitter to criticize, of all things, evolution:

gSP7xMe

N4CgR3c

It went on like that for a while.

One of the people responding to Schilling’s ignorant tweets was ESPN baseball writer — and therefore, Schilling’s work colleague — Keith Law:

QntMv4P

y3DWiZI

Iy6rDlk

At no point did Law say anything remotely offensive. But it didn’t matter. According to Deadspin, Law was suspended by his bosses and told to stay off Twitter, at least temporarily:

Heavy-tweetin’ ESPN baseball writer Keith Law has been noticeably silent for the last couple of days. That’s no coincidence — he’s been given a Twitter timeout by ESPN, and we’re told that it’s for loudly and repeatedly defending Charles Darwin from transitional fossil Curt Schilling, his Bristol colleague.

Law was ordered to stay off Twitter on Wednesday. A source tells us he’ll be allowed back on Twitter on Monday.

Cart Schilling, who also works for ESPN, has received no suspension. And he’s currently arguing against the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

As one Deadspin commenter notes, ESPN: “Evolving Species? Probably Not.”


Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment