10 Athletes Who Are Sick And Tired Of Black Lives Matter

Steve Clevenger

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Source: Yard Barker / NY Post

Clevenger was suspended for his tweets on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Steve Scott Clevenger is a catcher who played for the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Marines. But after seeing the protests in Charlotte turned violent, he suggested some of the protestors “should be locked behind bars like animals.”

Immediately after he was suspended from the Mariners team for posting controversial tweets.

He issued a statement afterward:

I grew up on the streets of Baltimore, a city I love to this very day. I grew up in a very culturally diverse area of America and I am very proud to come from there. I am also proud that my inner circle of friends has never been defined by race but by the content of their character. Any former teammate or anyone who has met me can attest to this and I pride myself on not being a judgemental person. I just ask that the public not judge me because of an ill worded tweet.

He went on to apologize if he offended anyone and that he wasn’t racist and the tweets were only “reactionary” to the events in Charlotte.