(SportsNetwork.com) - The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced on Thursday that ESPN journalist and Miami Herald writer Dan Le Batard will not be allowed to vote on Hall of Fame candidates from this point on.
The BBWAA board of directors also decided to remove Le Batard's membership for one year, just one day after Le Batard turned his vote over to Deadspin.com.
The BBWAA came out with the following statement:
"The BBWAA Board of Directors has decided to remove Dan Le Batard's membership for one year, for transferring his Hall of Fame ballot to an entity that has not earned voting status. The punishment is allowed under the organization's constitution.
"In addition, Le Batard will not be allowed to vote on Hall of Fame candidates from this point on.
"The BBWAA regards Hall of Fame voting as the ultimate privilege, and any abuse of that privilege is unacceptable."