Mo'ne Davis Asks for Player Who Insulted Her to Be Reinstated

by Antoinette Bueno 7:39 AM PDT, March 24, 2015
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Mo'ne Davis is taking the high road.

The pitching phenomenon reached out to Bloomsburg University after they released baseball player Joey Casselberry from the team, following an offensive tweet in which he called the 13-year-old Little League World Series star a "slut." Casselberry was reacting to news that Mo'ne is getting her own Disney Channel movie, writing this now-deleted tweet.

"Disney is making a movie about Mo'ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada."

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Not surprisingly, the tweet didn't sit well with Bloomsburg, who noted that "his words do not represent Bloomsburg University," before announcing his dismissal on Twitter.

Still, Mo'ne showed her maturity on Sunday, when she emailed university President David L. Soltz, asking the school to reinstate Casselberry.

"While I admit I was pretty hurt when I read his comments, I felt sad that he was dismissed from the team…," she wrote, via "I am sure Joey Casselberry has worked very hard to get where he is and dreams of playing in the major leagues. For this reason, I'm asking you to please allow him back on the team so that he can continue to chase his dream. He made one dumb mistake. I'm sure he would go back and change it if he could."

Casselberry did apologize to Mo'ne on Twitter before deactivating his account entirely, writing, "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."

Still, Bloomsburg University is standing by its decision to drop Casselberry from the team.

"Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her," the university said in a statement. "Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this."

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