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Mo’ne Davis wants Joey Casselberry reinstated

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Mo’ne Davis wants Joey Casselberry, the college baseball player who was dismissed from his team after he called her a “slut” on Twitter, to be reinstated by his school.

Casselberry was kicked off the Bloomsburg University baseball team over the weekend for sending this nasty tweet about Davis. He later apologized. The 13-year-old Davis has reached out to Bloomsburg University president David L. Soltz to request that Casselberry be reinstated.

The team said Casselberry violated the athletic department’s social media policy — and possibly the school’s code of conduct.

While Bloomsburg says they respect Davis’ opinion and praise her for being incredibly mature about the situation — the school will NOT reinstate the baseball player … saying, “Right now we’re standing firm.”

On Monday, Davis confirmed on SportsCenter that she believes Casselberry deserves a second chance.

“Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean in that type of way,” she said, via Jimmy Traina of FOX Sports. “I know people get tired of seeing me on TV, but you just gotta think about what you’re doing before you actually do it. I know right now he’s really hurt and I know how hard he worked just to get to where he is right now. I was hurt on my part, but he’s hurt even more.”

While it is incredibly mature of Davis to forgive someone that quickly, the school did not simply dismiss Casselberry on her behalf. Cyber bullying has become a major issue over the past few years, and we saw another example of it recently when some repulsive tweets were written about Curt Schilling’s daughter. People need to be held accountable for what they write on social media. That is especially true for college student athletes who make derogatory remarks about 13-year-olds.

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