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Rockies draft pick deletes tweet wishing someone would shoot Obama

By: JUSTIN CARISSIMO, CBS News
June 5, 2018 Updated: June 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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Mississippi pitcher Ryan Rolison throws against St. Louis during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, June 2, 2018. He recently deleted a tweet from 2012 and is under scrutiny. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

The Colorado Rockies selected Ole Miss sophomore Ryan Rolison with the 22nd pick of the 2018 MLB draft on Monday, and he's already come under scrutiny for a tweet he posted about President Obama on election night in 2012. In the now-deleted tweet, Rolison reacted to Mr. Obama's re-election: "Well we have one hope left… if someone shoots him during his speech."

Rolison would have been 15 years old when he sent the tweet. 

Shortly after the Rockies announced the pick Monday, Twitter users criticized Rolison for the tweet. He has since deleted the tweet but has not responded to the controversy on Twitter.

The Rockies did not immediately respond to CBS News' requests for comment.

Read the full story here from CBS News.

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