Brewers Josh Hader apologizes for offensive tweets that surfaced during All-Star game

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He said he found out about the tweets being publicized when he came into the clubhouse "and my phone was blowing up". League will consider statement tomorrow.

Throughout the game, various tweets from Hader's account were unearthed that included racist, homophobic, or otherwise insensitive remarks.

"I was young, immature and stupid", Hader said of the tweets, which surfaced while he was on the mound during the All-Star Game on Tuesday. "As a child, I was immature and I was insensitive, but that were inexcusable". I obviously said some things that weren't excusable.

Hader issued an apology in front of hoards of media after the game, saying that that comments don't "reflect on who [he] is as a person today". Obviously when you're a kid you tweet what's on your mind.

"At the end of the day, you've got to give people a second chance", Cain said. "It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now".

Hader was asked about those tweets during the postgame media session.


"I don't remember too far back then", he said.

Months after posting the tweets, Hader was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He said his fellow Brewers "shouldn't be involved in it", and that he's ready to face any punishment Major League Baseball deems appropriate for vilely insensitive tweets from his teenage years. "All I can do is just live up to what happened and move on from it".

He hadn't talked to his family about it, and repeated he was "young and stupid", repeating it was seven years ago. "He's young. We all say some insane stuff when we're young".

"Suck my c-k! I'll murder your family!" one Tweet read, while another reportedly said "I hate gay people". "Like I said, it doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now".

"You know, it was something that happened when I was 17 years old", Hader told ESPN. We'll move on from it. The guy I know, he's a great guy. MLB attempting some sort of way-after-the-fact punitive action on Hader like a fine or a suspension would (a) be met with some understandable resistance by Hader and the union; and (b) would look more like the league trying to deal with a P.R. crisis more than dealing with the player.

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