Schilling Blasts ESPN Over Firing: ‘The Rules Are Different’

By Mark Joyella 

Curt Schilling, dismissed by ESPN as a baseball analyst this week after sharing what has been widely described as an anti-transgender message on his Facebook page, says the network has different rules based “completely and solely on your perspective and your beliefs.”

In an interview Friday on SiriusXM radio, Schilling told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen Bannon “I’m not transphobic, I’m not homophobic… As long as you’re not sleeping with my wife, I don’t care who you sleep with.”

As for ESPN, he “loved the people he worked with,” but says he didn’t need the job to pay his bills:

“If that job meant I had to continue doing it to put a roof over the head of my family and food on the table, I’m probably acting a little differently than I did. In the sense that I get it, a lot of people can’t or won’t jeopardize what they do for a living to be and espouse the things that they believe and are. I’m not that guy…. At a company where the rules are different based completely and solely on your perspective and your beliefs, it didn’t work. They didn’t like that.”