Mo'Ne Davis asks for college player who insulted her to be reinstated

Little League star Davis emails university in support of player kicked off baseball team for offensive tweet

Mo'Ne Davis may be a young teenager, but she's showing more maturity than a certain former college baseball player.

Joey Casselberry was kicked off the Bloomsburg University baseball team over the weekend after he sent out an offensive tweet regarding Disney Channel's plans to make a movie about Davis, the first female player to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.

Davis, who was 13 when she became a star pitching for the Taney Dragons from Philadelphia last summer, said Monday on ESPN's "SportsCenter" that she emailed the university asking for the junior first baseman's reinstatement.

"Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance," Davis said. "I know right now he's really hurt and I know how hard he worked to get to where he is right now. I was pretty hurt, but I know he's hurt even more."

In announcing Casselberry's dismissal from the team via Twitter, Bloomsburg said it was “deeply saddened” by his tweet, in which he used an offensive word in reference to Davis.

But Davis said Monday that "I know he didn't mean it in that type of way."

She added: "Sometimes you just got to think about what you're doing before you actually do it."

The university, located in Pennsylvania, said later Monday that it “stands firm” on Casselberry's punishment but appreciates Davis' “level of maturity.”

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1:58 p.m.: This post has been updated with the response from Bloomsburg.

This post was originally published at 11:26 a.m.

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