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MLB star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:46

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader gave up a home run to Seattle Marinersslugger Jean Segura during his appearance in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night. But he was also involved in a more serious matter afterward.

Throughout the game, various tweets from Hader's account were unearthed that included racist, homophobic, or otherwise insensitive remarks. Hader's family even changed their wardrobe during the game:

Some members of Josh Hader’s family, wearing his All-Star replica jersey, have taken them off and been given generic jerseys without his name on the back.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2018

Hader was asked about those tweets during the postgame media session. Here's part of what he said:

Hader was at his locker in emptying NL locker room. He was asked to explain the offensive tweets revealed from his Twitter account:

‘You can’t. There’s no excuse for what was said. I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said … it doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.”

— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader also was asked if those views reflected who he is now:

“No, not at all. I was in high school. We’re still learning who we are in high school. You live and you learn. This mistake won’t happen again.”#ASG #Brewers

— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader: “As a child I was immature. I said some things that are inexcusable.” He said they do not reflect is current beliefs. “There’s no excuse.”

— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader apologized and said his awful tweets do not reflect his current views. “When you’re a kid, you tweet what’s on your mind,” he said.

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 18, 2018

Hader said he plans to address his teammates. Said he is “ready for any consequences.”

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 18, 2018

Meanwhile, here's what one of Hader's teammates, Lorenzo Cain, had to say after the game:

Lorenzo Cain, who said he spoke briefly to Josh Hader before talking with the media. pic.twitter.com/UJKi1QBII7

— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) July 18, 2018

Lorenzo Cain: "The situation is what it is. I know Hader. He’s a great guy. I know he’s a great teammate. I’m fine. Everybody will be OK. We’ll move on from it."

— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 18, 2018

It's unclear what punishment Hader will face from the Brewers or the league.

Major League Baseball has attempted to foster a more inclusive environment in recent years, in part by suspending players for using homophobic slurs on the field, like Matt Joyce and Kevin Pillar.

Perhaps the most well-known instance involved Yuli Gurriel last World Series, when he made racist gestures directed at Yu Darvish. Gurriel was suspended for five games, while Joyce and Pillar were each shelved for two games.

Earlier this season, the Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio due to "insensitive comments" he made toward a team employee.

Things certainly aren't perfect and this will be a telling test. MLB hasn't yet had to address a situation like this, concerning a high-profile player's tweets.

This piece originally appeared on CBSSports.com as Josh Hader apologizes for offensive tweets surfaced during All-Star Game: "I was young, immature and stupid"

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SN 672: All Up in Their Business

Security Now - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:13

This week we look at even MORE, new, Spectre-related attacks, highlights from last Tuesday's monthly patch event, advances in GPS spoofing technology, GitHub's welcome help with security dependencies, Chrome's new (or forthcoming) "Site Isolation" feature, when hackers DO look behind the routers they commandeer, the consequences of deliberate BGP routing misbehavior... and reading between the lines of last Friday's DOJ indictment of the US 2016 election hacking by 12 Russian operatives -- the US appears to really have been "all up in their business."

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