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Kevin Pillar under investigation by MLB for use of homophobic slurs in yesterday’s game

May 18th, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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Blue Jay outfielder Kevin Pillar is currently under investigation by Major League Baseball for the use of homophobic slurs in yesterday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

Pillar, who struck out swinging, was unhappy with pitcher Jason Motte’s apparent quick-pitch to end the at-bat. Prior to walking towards the dugout, Pillar directed an apparent homophobic slur towards Motte. The benches cleared, but umpire Brian O’Nora deescalated …

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Blue Jays, Kevin Pillar, Yunel Escobar

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