Curt Schilling is at it again and this time Cable Television Company ESPN did not go soft on him. Schilling was sacked for his comments on presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton’s feat after the state-by-state Super Tuesday.
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher was interviewed by host Danny Parkins over at 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City about his views on the aftermath of Super Tuesday and according to The Washington Post, Schilling openly stated Clinton deserves to go to jail for sharing classified information through email.
“I hope she does (goes to jail). If I’m gonna believe, and I don’t have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to General (David) Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere,” Schilling said.
In January 2015, officials reported the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors had recommended bringing felony charges against Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his biographer, Paula Broadwell (with whom he was having an affair), while serving as the director of the CIA. Eventually, Petraeus pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.
“If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and upset. Because I think she’s shown her true colors all along the way, and I’ll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we’ve had?” Schilling added.
ESPN has set standards for its coverage on the 2016 Presidential Elections and stated that they continue to focus on standards of fairness and impartiality, while also ensuring they are covering appropriate topics of interest to viewers, readers and listeners.
“We should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or “drive-by” comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns. Approved commentaries on sports-specific issues, or seeking responses from candidates on relevant news issues, are appropriate. However perceived endorsements should be avoided. (In others cases guidelines on social media, acceptable commentary and political advocacy should prevail),” ESPN said.
This is not the first time Schilling was in hot waters for his views, SBNation reported that last summer Schilling was also penalized and removed from ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball for his post on Twitter about Muslims and Nazis, though it didn’t stop him from also doing it on his Facebook account.
During his professional baseball career, Schilling began his career with the Elmira Pioneers, which was an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the minors. He was then traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 to 1990 and then spent one year with the Houston Astros.
After playing for the Astros, Schilling would also play for the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and was traded back to the Red Sox, where he would then retire. He was a six-time All-Star, three-time World Series Champion, World Series MVP, NLCS MVP, a Roberto Clemente Award, two-time MLB wins leader and two-time NL Strikeout Leader.
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