Newcomb apologizes for his old racist and homophobic tweets
Major League Baseball responded by directing Newcomb to undergo diversity training.
Less than two weeks after the Twitter-verse located insensitive remarks that Josh Hader posted when the Milwaukee Brewers reliever was in high school, the same thing occurred involving Newcomb.
The newspaper reported that one of the tweets containing a racist slur was quoting a lyric from a rap song, "The Motto" by Drake featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.
"(I) meant nothing by it. I didn't mean to offend anybody and I'll make sure it doesn't happen again."
The Braves posted a statement on their Twitter account, "We are aware of the tweets that surfaced after today's game and have spoken to Sean, who is incredibly remorseful. Regardless of how long ago he posted them, he is aware of the insensitivity and is taking full responsibility.
"We find the tweets hurtful and incredibly disappointing and even though he was 18 or 19 years old when posted, it doesn't make them any less tolerable. We will work together with Sean towards mending the wounds created in our community."
Later Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the Washington Nationals were investigating old tweets from shortstop Trea Turner that included racial and homophobic slurs. The tweets were from 2011 and 2012 when Turner was in high school or a freshman at NC State.
Newcomb, 25, gave up one hit and one run with one walk and eight strikeouts in a 4-1 win over the Dodgers on Sunday. He improved to 10-5 with a 3.23 ERA in 21 starts.
As a rookie last year, Newcomb went 4-9 with a 4.32 ERA in 19 starts.
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