07/18 00:04 CDT Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets
Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets
By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader took responsibility
for racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced while he was pitching in the
Some of the tweets that surfaced before Hader locked his account were from 2011
and 2012, though at least one was from 2016 about the shooting of unarmed black
teenager Trayvon Martin.
The 24-year-old said Tuesday night after the All-Star Game that he was immature
at age 17 when several of the tweets were posted. He says the tweets do not
reflect the person he is today.
Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem, speaking outside the NL clubhouse, said he had
spoken to Hader. He said Major League Baseball would not have any comment
Hader, who gave up a three-run homer to Seattle's Jean Segura during Tuesday's
game, said he did not "vividly" remember the tweets. He was alerted to the
resurfaced tweets when he left the game.
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