Adding a new complication to the case for the state of Rhode Island in its lawsuit against former Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling is news today that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Schilling, who is now serving as an on-air sports analyst for ESPN, told the network about his condition today, though he did not go into any detail about what kind of cancer he has.
"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."
This isn't first serious health scare for Schilling in recent memory: Schilling said that he had a heart attack back in 2011, and his wife Shonda is also a cancer survivor.
Maybe this news will help the state to make a greater effort to settle that lawsuit it has against Schilling over the $75 million loan guarantee it made to Schilling's company way back in 2010. 38 Studios defaulted on the loan and was forced to file for bankruptcy in 2012. Certainly RI lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that will make it easier for all involved in the case to settle out of court...