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Tue August 13, 2013
38 Studios Stress Caused Schilling Heart Problems
Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says stress from 38 Studios’ business problems was part of why he suffered a heart attack in 2011. Schilling revealed the health problem in an interview with the Boston Sunday Globe.
Schilling tells the Globe he experienced chest pains while watching his wife run in the New York Marathon in November 2011. That was seven months before 38 Studios went bankrupt, leaving Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for close to 100 million dollars. Schilling says he was treated after returning to Boston.
38 Studios was lured to Rhode Island in 2010 with a 75 million dollar state-backed loan guaranty. Since the company failed, Schilling has worked as a commentator for ESPN. He’s also coached a girls’ softball team from Massachusetts.
In Rhode Island, the state is suing in an effort to reduce the amount owed by taxpayers due to 38 Studios. A legislative committee is also continuing to examine the state’s losing investment in the company.
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