Brewers' pitcher Josh Hader apologizes for racist & homophobic tweets
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Major League Baseball is taking action against an Anne Arundel County man who is now a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pitcher Josh Hader, who graduated from Old Mill High School in Millersville, was overshadowed at Tuesday night's All-Star game by his own Twitter page.
Racist and homophobic tweets were uncovered on his page from 2011 and 2012. Hader was 17 years old at the time.
On Tuesday, he addressed the tweets, first apologizing, then saying the tweets were immature, inexcusable and do not reflect who he is today.
Those who knew Hader in high school agree.
"He's seen by thousands of people, and now everyone is calling him names, but I don't think it's fair. Because it's not him," a friend told FOX45. "It wasn't him then and I don't think its him today, either."
Major League Baseball is requiring Hader to go through sensitivity training and participate in MLB's diversity and inclusion initiatives.