Mo'ne Davis asks college to reinstate baseball player who called her a 'sl*t'
Mo’ne Davis is not harboring any grudge or resentment towards the college baseball player who called her a “sl*t” on social media.
In fact, the 13-year-old pitching star has reached out to Bloomsberg University and asked the school to reinstate Joey Casselberry on the team.
Davis told ESPN she doesn’t think Casselberry meant it “that type of way,” and that “everyone deserves a second chance.”
Casselberry’s original tweet:
Casselberry quickly backpedaled with a two-tweet-long apology that read:
An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life and I couldn’t be more sorry about my actions last night. I please ask you to…. Forgive me and truly understand that I am in no way shape or form a sexist and I am a huge fan of Mo’ne. She was quite an inspiration.
Bloomsberg announced via Twitter that Casselberry would be released from the team, saying that they were “deeply saddened” by his words and that those words “do not represent Bloomsburg University.”
Despite Davis reaching out, Bloomsberg is “standing firm” in its decision to keep Casselberry off the team.
But the school had nothing but nice things to say about Davis, saying they respect her and are amazed by how she has been so “incredibly mature about the situation.”