Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Jul 19, 2018, 01:27
Major League Baseball star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to take sensitivity training and participate in the league's diversity and inclusion initiatives after tweets from his past emerged during Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Warning: these tweets that Hader sent out are extremely offensive.

Hader had several of his tweets from 2011 and 2012 exposed.

People can parse Hader's apology if they want to - I wrote about what I feel like Hader needs to say and do to show that his tweets truly are not representative of who he is now - but this is probably about as well as Major League Baseball can do with this.

"There's no excuse for what was said", Hader said.

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Said Hader: "I was just 17 years old".

At least one tweet used the N-word, according to SB Nation, which noted that the tweets have since been deleted and Hader's account has been switched from public to private mode. Cain said he expects the team to accept Hader's present-day statements and move on.

"There's no excuse for what was said, and, you know, I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what's been going on", he said. It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now'. "I'll live up to what happened and move on from it".

Asked about the context of the tweets, Hader said: "I'm sure there were some rap lyrics being (tweeted). I know he's a great teammate".

Brewers general manager David Stearns, who was an assistant general manager with the Houston Astros when the Orioles traded Hader to Houston in a deal that brought Bud Norris to Baltimore in 2013, and who acquired Hader again in Milwaukee, said in a statement that the left-hander is "fully aware of the severity of the situation related to his social media comments, regardless of the timeline of his posts". It proved a rough outing for the Old Mill High graduate, who allowed four hits and three runs in just one-third of an inning.

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In a tweet dated October 25, 2011, Hader posted some lyrics from the Juicy J song "Durr She Go" that included the N-word.

Some family members reportedly swapped their replica All-Star jerseys of Hader with generic jerseys that no longer contained his name on the back.

'I'm ready for any consequences that happen for what happened seven years ago, ' Hader said. "I'm fine. Everybody will be OK".

Josh Hader came out of the bullpen to start the eighth inning and struggled with his control throughout the brief outing.

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