Report: Curt Schilling to return to broadcasts despite Clinton comments
Curt Schilling will return to the Monday Night Baseball booth as an analyst in 2016, ESPN tells Vocativ.
ESPN previously said it was looking into comments made by baseball analyst Curt Schilling about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
During an interview on a Kansas City radio station, Schilling said Clinton should be “buried under a jail somewhere,” in reference to Clinton’s email scandal. “I hope she does [go to jail],” Schilling said. “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 Petraeus, she should buried under a jail somewhere.”
“We are addressing it,” ESPN told CNN earlier this month after Schilling’s comments.
ESPN has set guidelines for its employees regarding 2016 Presidential Election coverage that states: “We should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns.”
Last August, he was removed from ESPN broadcasts after sending a tweet comparing Muslims to Nazi-era Germans. In November 2014 he engaged in a lengthy argument with Twitter users debating the theory of evolution. When his ESPN colleague Keith Law confronted Schilling with the overwhelming scientific evidence in support of the theory, the network suspended Law from Twitter.
In September, Schilling donated $250 to the campaign of former Republican candidate Ben Carson. Schilling has said that he believes his politics have cost him Hall of Fame votes.