Commack Little League North President Michael Campione released the policy the league presented at a March 24 meeting for all managers, coaches and team parents outlining a zero-tolerance policy for those who speak ill about the league on social media sites.
It's this policy, he said, that after she wrote criticizing the league.
Campione later apologized and .
Campione also said he's been hit by personal attacks since the news of the banning first broke, including having his car egged.
Notes for CNLL Meeting re Social Media/Facebook
Last year, CNLL experienced for the first time a problem with parents and players posting negative, threatening and defamatory comments on Facebook regarding the league, board members, parents, managers, coaches and fellow players.
This is a problem that will not be tolerated this year and will be met with a swift and potentially harsh response.
We recognize that we live in a country in which the 1st Amendment to the Constitution gives us the right to free speech. However, by voluntarily choosing to become a member of CNLL, you are obligated to abide by the League’s rules, policies and procedures as well as those of Little League Baseball, Inc.
In this regard, please note that parents and players may be subject to discipline, including suspension or permanent termination of membership, when, in the sole reasonable opinion of the CNLL Board of Directors, the conduct of a parent or player is determined to be detrimental to the best interests of CNLL or Little League Baseball.
Effective immediately, all managers, coaches, team parents, parents and players are placed on notice that you run the risk of immediate suspension or permanent termination of your membership if you are responsible for making disparaging, threatening, offensive, retaliatory or otherwise inappropriate comments made about the league, any board member, any parent or any player on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site.