Hunter Martin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Series MVP and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took matters into his own hands when Twitter users started to cyberbully his teenage daughter.
The All-Star struck back at two Internet trolls in particular who made vulgar remarks, with Schilling revealing their identities and schools on his blog.
The crude comments were in response to Schilling’s congratulatory tweet to his daughter’s acceptance to college in Rhode Island.
Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!!
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 25, 2015
Despite spending years around jock talk in locker rooms, Schilling, who last played in 2007, said the tweets, which alluded to lewd acts and rape, crossed the line.
“Anybody that reads it and says it’s just a joke, I know a couple things for a fact, they’re not fathers of kids,” Schilling told ABC’s Good Morning America.
Schilling, 48, posted images of some of the vulgar tweets on his blog Sunday, writing, “is this even remotely ok? In ANY world? At ANY time?”
“I grew up in a locker room. I grew up playing sports. I know what it means to be a guy. Never in my life, have I ever uttered half of the words that these guys were posting,” Schilling said.
True to what Schilling wrote in his blog, where he wrote, “The real world has consequences when you do and say things about others,” there were consequences for the trolls.
The school of one of the Twitter users, Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, said it suspended the student.
“The student has been summarily suspended and will be scheduled for a conduct hearing where further disciplinary action will be taken,” the college posted on its Facebook page Monday. “The Brookdale Police are actively investigating this matter. Brookdale takes this behavior very seriously and does not tolerate any form of harassment. Our sincerest apologies to Gabby Schilling. Her achievement should be celebrated and not clouded by offensive comments.”
Each Twitter account mentioned in Schilling’s blog has been suspended or is no longer in use.
Another Twitter user mentioned by Schilling in his blog was fired from his job selling tickets part-time with the New York Yankees, Jason Zillo, the team’s director of communications, confirmed to NJ.com. The Yankees did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
The two individuals did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
“This wasn’t a mistake,” Schilling said. “This was a conscious decision to be an idiot and to say some evil stuff.”
Gabby Schilling added: “Nobody should be able to get away with saying things like that to a father about their daughter.”
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