Mo'ne Davis is a winner on and off the field. Today she sent a letter to Bloomberg University asking them to reinstate the student that sent out and offensive tweet about her earlier this week.
Mo’ne Davis asked Bloomsburg University to reinstate baseball player Joey Casselberry, who was dismissed from the team after writing an offensive tweet about the 13-year-old girl on Friday.
Davis and her coach, Alex Rice, emailed Bloomsburg president David L. Soltz to ask for Casselberry’s reinstatement, TMZ first reported. A spokesman from the school told BuzzFeed News that although it was impressed by Davis’ request, it was standing by its decision to dismiss Casselberry.
“Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her,” the spokesman said.
Davis also appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to discuss the incident and her willingness to forgive Casselberry’s offenive remark.
“Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance,” Davis said. “I know he didn’t mean it in that type of way, and I know a lot of people get tired of seeing me on TV, but you kind of just gotta think about what you’re doing before you actually do it. I know right now, he’s really hurt and I know how hard he worked just to get to where he is right now. I was pretty hurt on my part, but I know he’s hurt even more.”
See a clip of her ESPN interview below.