ESPN on Curt Schilling’s Hillary Clinton comment: “We are addressing it”


This morning we posted about Curt Schilling saying that Hillary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere.” A little while ago Cindy Boren of the Washington Post got ESPN’s comment on the matter: “We’re addressing it,” Mr. Schilling’s employer said.

How that will be addressed is unknown, but Boren notes that ESPN did send a memo to employees in January saying that they “should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns.” It was not a hard and fast ban on politics talk as much as it was a “keep it mature and respectful” kind of memo, it would appear. Which makes sense as the campaign is going to be the biggest story of the year and expecting people not to comment on it seems kind of silly.

But I suppose we’ll soon see whether Schilling’s comment crossed a line or whether his past skating on thin ice when it comes to political comments inspires his employers to take any action against him.