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A’s Prospect Ian Krol Suspended for Offensive Tweet Involving Gay Slur

Oakland A’s pitching prospect Ian Krol has been suspended indefinitely by the club for sending a graphic tweet that contained a gay slur. Krol, a left-handed pitcher from Illinois, wrote “ASU is a bunch of fake a** f***, get on one knee a **** **, I’m better than you’ll ever be…”

Most of the profanity has been edited out, but you get the point — the tweet was graphic and offensive.

Krol was suspended from his baseball team as a high school senior for an alcohol-related incident but he was still drafted in the seventh round by the A’s in 2009. About the only smart move he seems to have made recently is deleting his twitter account.

Krol, who has been on a rehab assignment with Oakland’s rookie ball team, enjoyed plenty of success last season. The southpaw went 10-4 with a 2.80 ERA, spending most of his time pitching for the Single-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League.

He now joins Gordon Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Joakim Noah, and DeSean Jackson as athletes who have come under fire recently for using gay slurs.

Picture Credit: Scout.com



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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YT6YJG6TCTR3CUZVWLPB2JN77E Adam

    He pitched for Class A Kane County almost all of last year, except for the final 2 weeks where he pitched for High A Stockton.

    Get it right.

  • GeorgeR

    The N word was taboo but now is becoming fashionable in some circles.  I guess slang expressions for gays are now the new taboo.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Thanks for pointing that out. I thought it would be strange for him to jump from rookie ball to Double-A, but that’s what I thought it said for his stats on Milb.com. Change has been made.

  • wandrewfox

    political correctness is out of hand

  • wandrewfox

    political correctness is out of hand

  • Anonymous

    Next, you won’t be able to say wetback or illegal when referring to criminal aliens.  What’s this world coming to?

  • Anonymous

    Next, you won’t be able to say wetback or illegal when referring to criminal aliens.  What’s this world coming to?