Retired MLB pitcher Curt Schilling recently told ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd that former members of the Boston Red Sox organization urged him to use performance enhancing drugs while he was trying to recover from a shoulder injury in 2008.
Here is an excerpt from that story:
“At the end of my career, in 2008 when I had gotten hurt, there was a conversation that I was involved in in which it was brought to my attention that this is a potential path I might want to pursue,” Schilling told Colin Cowherd.
Asked for more details, Schilling said the conversation occurred in the clubhouse and involved “former members of the organization — they’re no longer there. It was an incredibly uncomfortable conversation. Because it came up in the midst of a group of people. The other people weren’t in the conversation but they could clearly hear the conversation. And it was suggested to me that at my age and in my situation, why not? What did I have to lose? Because if I wasn’t going to get healthy, it didn’t matter. And if I did get healthy, great.
“It caught me off guard, to say the least. That was an awkward situation.”
Schilling signed a one-year contract with Boston after the 2007 World Series, but injured his shoulder in the following February. The Red Sox allegedly wanted to rehabilitate him in order to get some return on their investment. However, Schilling ended up having surgery and missed the rest of the season.
PED allegations continue to leak out despite claims by the league that they have cleaned up rampant drug use. The most recent allegation stems from a report by the Miami New Times.
Via The Big Lead