NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Curt Schilling could get benched by ESPN once again, this time for saying Hillary Clinton should be “buried under a jail.”
CNN reports that ESPN is looking into the comments its baseball analyst made Tuesday during an interview with 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, Missouri.READ MORE: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Public Funeral, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
“We are addressing it,” ESPN told CNN.
Schilling touched off another political firestorm during his interview on the afternoon of Super Tuesday. The former MLB pitcher said he wanted to see the Democratic presidential hopeful behind bars.
“I hope she does. 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 Gen. [David] Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere,” Schilling said.READ MORE: Exclusive: Witness Describes 'Surreal' Deadly Subway Push In Times Square
The three-time World Series winner said he would be “upset” if Clinton won the election.
“If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and upset,” he said. “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?”
The network sent a memo to its employees in January asking them to “refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns.”
Schilling was suspended by ESPN last August after tweeting a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis. He was removed as analyst from ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, and is currently scheduled to call games for ESPN on Mondays.MORE NEWS: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
Schilling got 52.3 percent of the Hall of Fame vote in his fourth year of eligibility.