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Friday, May 29, 2020

Brewers, MLB release statements on Josh Hader’s offensive tweets

Josh Hader

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader saw his reputation take a massive hit during the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night when some of his offensive tweets from years ago began surfacing, but he will not face disciplinary action from the league.

Major League Baseball released a statement on Wednesday addressing Hader’s tweets, and commissioner Rob Manfred said the left-hander took the “necessary step of expressing remorse” but that he will be required to attend sensitivity training.

The Brewers also weighed in, condemning Hader’s tweets while saying they do not believe they are representative of the 24-year-old’s personal beliefs.

The tweets from Hader mostly came from 2011-12 and included him quoting offensive rap lyrics in addition to making some homophobic remarks. Hader later apologized for the tweets and said they were the result of him being “immature and stupid” when he was 17.

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