Curt Schilling suckled at the public teat and now blames the state of Rhode Island for his own failure to live up to his obligations:
38 Studios, which was lured to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 2010 with a $75 million loan guarantee from the EDC, laid off its entire workforce last week, including about 300 employees in Providence and more in Maryland. The state would likely be responsible for some of 38 Studios’ debts should it collapse.I enjoyed his pitching - on the diamond, not when it turned to shilling for products or conservative politicians. Now we can expect many more curt statements in which his ideology and his self-interest trump consistency.
The firm’s financial troubles came to light this month when it defaulted on a $1.1 million payment to the EDC that was due May 1. The company later paid — but only after first delivering a check that it acknowledged soon after would not clear.
Good for Massachusetts, again. We didn't give into his pressure for a sweetheart deal.