After congratulating his daughter, Gabby Schilling, for getting the opportunity to play for the Salve Regina University softball team, the outspoken former player was hit by blistering comments on Twitter directed at his daughter. Citing the words rape and bloody underwear among other comments, Schilling took to his personal blog to vent on the topic.
âThe amount of vitriol I've heard is not an issue,â Schilling wrote. âI am sure I'll hear more. But I have to ask, is this even remotely ok? In ANY world? At ANY time?â
Schilling went on to note in his blog that he tracked down the names of some of the more vile cyber bullies, including a DJ at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and the vice president of a Theta Xi fraternity chapter at Montclair State University. The Twitter accounts of the two individuals have now been deleted and suspended. And there were others.
âI found it rather funny at how quickly tone changed when I heard via email from a few athletes who'd been suspended by their coaches,â Schilling wrote. âGone was the tough guy tweeter, replaced by the âI'm so sorry' apology used by those only sorry because they got caught.â
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