ESPN Bans Baseball Writer From Twitter for Disagreeing With Curt Schilling on Evolution

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UPDATE: ESPN issued a statement on Law’s Twitter suspension to the website Awful Announcing that reads simply, “Keith’s Twitter suspension had absolutely nothing to do with his opinions on the subject.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

Another day, another head-scratcher of a suspension from the folks at ESPN.

Deadspin reported early Friday evening that Keith Law, one of the Worldwide Leader’s baseball writers who also worked as a scout in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, is in a Twitter timeout because he stood up for science during former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s attempt at taking down evolution last week.

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Schilling made his beliefs in creationism and disbelief in evolution crystal clear during a long tweeting bender back on Nov. 12. Law was one of many responders to Schilling’s rant, and with the exception of a couple tongue in cheek posts, stayed respectful and non-aggressive while backing up his beliefs with a couple of fact-based links.

But apparently that was enough to raise some hackles among the higher-ups at the network, as Law, according to Deadspin’s report, has been barred from tweeting since Wednesday and will remain so until Monday.

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