Former Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling says that people within the Red Sox organization initiated the idea that he use performance-enhancing drugs to work on his recovery from a shoulder injury. Curt Shilling's PED comment Thursday has people buzzing, and he tried to clarify the situation with ESPN on Feb. 8.
Schilling says that the person who encouraged him to use performance-enhancing drugs was just one person, and it wasn't an owner, the general manager, the assistant GM or anybody in uniform. He won't name names, but adds that it was someone involved in day-to-day happenings with the Boston Red Sox. He was also willing to note that it wasn't the head trainer, massage therapist or medical operations coordinator.
The famous pitcher does say that the conversation was overheard as it happened back in 2008 and it is what led to Curt Schilling's PED use being investigated. The conversation allegedly happened in the middle of the season when he was recovering from the shoulder injury.
Curt Schilling, who is now an analyst with ESPN, says the conversation was “incredibly uncomfortable” for him because it happened in a group of people and caught him off-guard. People are definitely buzzing about Curt Schilling's PED comment, and some wonder if he is trying to get ahead of something else yet to come out regarding the situation. The pitcher retired from baseball just months after the alleged conversation, in March 2009.