MLB Network's Williams on leave of absence

Former MLBer Mitch Williams is accused of getting a little too excited at a Little League game....

Former MLBer Mitch Williams is accused of getting a little too excited at a Little League game. (REUTERS)

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MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams is taking a leave of absence, according to the New York Daily News.

In the past week, the former major-league closer was in the news when reports surfaced that he swore at an umpire during his 10-year-old son's baseball team.

There was also a report that Williams, a coach on the team, ordered his pitcher to hit an opposing player with a pitch.

"Mitch Williams has decided to take a leave of absence from his role at MLB Network at this time," an MLB Network spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to the Daily News.

"We are continuing to look into the matter."

Williams tweeted about the incident last Monday.

"I regret what happened at this weekend's tournament & apologize," he wrote.

In another tweet, he wrote: "I love baseball & coaching. I did not curse at the umpire & will walk away in the future. Again, I apologize."

 


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