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Mo'ne Davis Forgives Idiot Who Called Her a 'Slut,' Is Better Than You

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Mo'ne Davis is a better person than we all are: The former Little League standout has requested that Joey Casselberry, the Bloomburg University baseball player who called her a "slut" on Twitter last Saturday, be reinstated to his team after he was booted for his comments.

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Over the weekend, Casselberry tweeted, "Disney is making a movie about Mo'ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada." After he was dismissed, the Washington Post reports, Casselberry tweeted an eye-roll worthy apology about realizing that his statements had consequences and then deleted his account:

"An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone's life and I couldn't be more sorry about my actions last night," he wrote. "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."

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Oh, now she's an inspiration but hours earlier she was a "slut"? Le sigh.

Then on Monday, the benevolent and wise and 13-year-old Davis released the following statement.

"Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn't mean it in that type of way, and I know a lot of people get tired of like seeing me on TV but just think about what you're doing before you actually do it. I know right now he's really hurt and I know how hard he worked just to get where he is right now.

Mo'ne Davis, a better human than us all.

Image via Getty.


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redontheheadone
Fire In The Hole

She's a good kid - that was a very heartfelt and kind response.

But I seriously hope that guy doesn't get reinstated. It's a good lesson learned - and he wasn't headed for the MLB from that school, anyway.