Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for tweets

Annette Crawford
July 18, 2018

At least one tweet used the N-word, according to SB Nation, which noted that the tweets have since been deleted and Hader's account has been switched from public to private mode.

While several of Hader's seemingly most damning statements appear to be quotes from rap songs, others reflect more directly hateful sentiments.

Hader said he found out about the Twitter backlash when he left the game, and someone said he needed to find out what was going on.

The 24-year-old was 17 and 18 years old at the time of numerous tweets. "That doesn't reflect on who I am as a person today".

"As a child I was immature".

Posting on social media about being wasted or smoking weed is one thing when you're 17 years old.

"You can't (excuse it)", he said. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what has been going on. "It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs now".

Update: Lorenzo Cain - also an All-Star and Hader's Milwaukee teammate - was asked about Hader's comments after the game. He said his fellow Brewers "shouldn't be involved in it", and that he's ready to face any punishment Major League Baseball deems appropriate for vilely insensitive tweets from his teenage years. "Being 17 years old, you know you make stupid decisions and mistakes". "I'll live up to what happened and move on from it".

He hadn't talked to his family about it, and repeated he was "young and stupid", repeating it was seven years ago.

He said he didn't know the context of the tweets, didn't remember specifics and hadn't even seen them yet when speaking to reporters. We're still learning who we are in high school. "This mistake won't happen again".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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