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Blue Jays suspend Kevin Pillar two games for using anti-gay slur; he had apologized earlier

Blue Jays suspend Kevin Pillar two games for using anti-gay slur; he had apologized earlier

The Toronto Blue Jays suspended outfielder Kevin Pillar two games for using an anti-gay slur during a game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

The Blue Jays announced the unpaid suspension Thursday, after Pillar issued a statement in which he apologized and said he was “completely and utterly embarrassed” by the incident.

“In no way is this kind of behaviour accepted or tolerated,” the Blue Jays said in a statement.

Pillar was caught on television replays yelling a derogatory slur at Braves pitcher Jason Motte, part of a brief but heated exchange after Motte made an arguably quick pitch to strike out Pillar.

“I used inappropriate language,” Pillar said in...

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