Bleacher Report has a zero-tolerance policy on offensive comments
Deadspin published “All the Hate Mail We’ve Received Since Publishing Our Manti Te’o Story,” including a vitriolic, homophobic note signed Trevor Medeiros. A commenter suggested that Medeiros is a Bleacher Report writer, and Deadspin updated its story to say, “Our friend Trevor is a writer for Bleacher Report, because of course he is.”
Bleacher Report does in fact have a writer named Trevor Medeiros. He resigned from his spot as a Featured Columnist two weeks ago and hasn’t written for Bleacher Report since Jan. 3. Even if he were still an active writer, though, his email to Deadspin would in no way have represented Bleacher Report.
Bleacher Report does not condone homophobic or other offensive comments of any kind by its writers, whether on Bleacher Report stories or elsewhere around the web. Anyone who writes for B/R agrees to represent themselves in a professional manner.
We’ve suspended Medeiros’ user account as we investigate whether he in fact wrote that email to Deadspin. If so, then his viewpoints are not consistent with the principles of appropriate conduct Bleacher Report expects from all of its writers.
Update: Medeiros responded to our email query by admitting that he had written the email to Deadspin. “Sorry for any trouble I’ve caused on your end with my immaturity and drunken stupidity,” Medeiros wrote. He is no longer associated with Bleacher Report.