BOSTON (CBS) – Curt Schilling said in an ESPN Radio interview on Wednesday that former members of the Red Sox organization encouraged him to use performance enhancing drugs.
Schilling said the “incredibly uncomfortable conversation” came in 2008 in the Red Sox clubhouse.
“At the end of my career, in 2008 when I got hurt, there was a conversation I was involved in that this was a potential path that I might want to pursue,” Schilling told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.
“It was suggested to me at my age and my situation why not, what did I have to lose? Because if I wasn’t going to get healthy, it didn’t matter, and if I did get healthy, great,” he said. “It caught me off guard to say the least, but that was an awkward situation.”
Schilling spent the entire 2008 season on the shelf with a shoulder injury after re-signing with Boston that off-season. He retired from baseball in March of 2009.
The 216-game winner said the members of the organization that made the suggestion to him are no longer with the Red Sox.