ESPN will keep baseball analyst Curt Schilling off the air for the rremainder of the season after he made a controversial remark on Twitter last month.
ESPN removed Schilling, a former major league pitcher, from its broadcasts at the Little League World Series last month and on Thursday extended his banishment from all remaining "Sunday Night Baseball" regular-season telecasts and the American League Wild Card Game on Oct. 6
"At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand," the network said in a statement. "We are a sports media company. Curt's actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game."
In a tweet last month, Schilling compared Muslim extremists with Nazis in Germany.
"Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part," Schilling said after his removal from the Little League World Series broadcats.