Curt Schilling should’ve never went online with his anger over President Joe Biden’s debt relief plan for college students.
On Thursday, the former MLB pitcher took to Twitter and griped about what he called “a generation of lazy unaccountable uneducated children” “being covered by hard working debt paying Americans.”
“My body my choice? Your loan my responsibility? This isn’t loan forgiveness, it’s a generation of lazy unaccountable uneducated children being covered by hard working debt paying Americans.”
Like many other notable figures complaining online, this was a bad idea by Schilling, who got reminded he defaulted on a $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island.
“THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND PUBLICLY GAVE YOU 75 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A VIDEO GAME BUSINESS THAT FAILED TWO YEARS LATER! IT WAS SO FINANCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE THE STATE POLICE HAD TO INVESTIGATE AND TAX PAYERS ARE STILL PAYING THE BONDS 10 YEARS LATER!!!”
He told Esquire in 2017 that he lost $50 million of his own fortune from the debacle, which he called “the most painful time in my life.”
He eventually began to respond to the bashing:
Schilling pitched for 20 years and won 216 games with a 3.46 ERA. He was a six-time All Star and finished 2nd in the Cy Young voting three times. He was a part of three World Series winning teams.