#1 Mariners suspend catcher for rest of season by Cincinnatus 23.09.2016 14:55


An example of how speaking your mind and saying things unacceptable swiftly leads to punishment in this the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The Seattle Mariners suspended Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the season, moving swiftly Friday to discipline their backup catcher after his set of tweets imploring that protestors in Charlotte should be “locked behind bars like animals.”

Clevenger, 30, who has played in just 22 games this season, issued an apology Thursday night for his tweets referring to protests in North Carolina following the fatal police shooting of an African American. He will not appeal his suspension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the issue. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the matter is ongoing.

Clevenger’s tweets read:

“Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha (expletive) cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the anthem!

“BLM (Black Lives Matter) is pathetic again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone should be locked behind bars like animals!”

Definitely impolitic but he has a right to say it, and it is actually not far from the truth. Nonetheless, the Mariners apologized as did Clevenger.


#2 RE: Mariners suspend catcher for rest of season by truthkeeper 23.09.2016 15:28


Resistance is futile.


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