Graham also told Schuerholz that the Braves team and employees needed to undergo sensitivity training and asked that the team be a part of a national effort to stop bullying in schools.

“It is imperative that you realize that this behavior is the behavior of a bully,” says Graham. “We have watched with horror how the number of children taking their own lives due to relentless bullying has escalated over the past few years. When adults engage in this same behavior, especially adults in the public spotlight like Mr. McDowell, it sends a strong message that it’s acceptable.”

The national Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation demanded an investigation into the matter.

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