Schilling subpoena approved, but it's not clear he'll get it

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A subpoena has been approved compelling former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to appear before a committee probing Rhode Island's $75 million deal with his failed video game company.

But it is not enforceable outside the state of Rhode Island. Schilling lives in Massachusetts.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello signed the subpoena Monday, after the House Oversight Committee asked him to issue it.

The former Red Sox pitcher hasn't publicly answered questions about how the 38 Studios deal went wrong.

The committee previously invited Schilling to come voluntarily but he declined, citing a pending lawsuit into the deal. The subpoena compels Schilling to appear.

The subpoena is now expected to go to a sheriff, and officials said when they know Schilling is in the state, they will serve it.

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