Curt Schilling, whose reputation has been tarnished by a string of controversies, has struck again.
On his podcast, “The Curt Schilling Baseball Show,” on Wednesday (Nov. 27), Schilling revealed that his former Boston Red Sox teammate Tim Wakefield is battling cancer.
“As a devout Christian, I’ve seen prayer work, and that’s why I’m going to talk about it,” he said, adding that Wakefield is battling brain cancer and recently underwent surgery.
The problem is that it was released without Wakefield’s consent. Schilling acknowledged that it was published without his permission, saying, “I’m not sure he wanted this to be shared.”
Health information, such as a person’s medical history, is sensitive personal information. Disclosing this information without the patient’s consent can be a serious problem.
Add to that the fact that it’s not another patient, it’s a former professional knuckleballer, and it’s not some other disease, it’s brain cancer. Naturally, the fallout is going to be huge.
The Red Sox organization released a statement a day later on the 28th.
“Unfortunately, this information was shared without their permission. “Their health issues are deeply personal and they wanted to keep them confidential as they navigate the treatment process to beat this disease,” they said, expressing regret that their personal health information was shared without their permission.
“The Wakefields are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from their fans and have respectfully requested that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Catherine, the wife of Schilling and Wakefield’s teammate Jason Baritek, took to her X (formerly Twitter) that same day to say, “Fuck you Kurt Schilling. You weren’t supposed to be there!” in an angry post.토토사이트
Schilling had a storied career as a six-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion during his playing days, but his post-playing career has veered sharply to the right.
In 2015, while working as an ESPN commentator, he tweeted controversial comments comparing Muslims to Nazis and was eventually removed from his position.
In 2021, he sparked controversy by supporting former President Donald Trump’s supporters as they stormed into Congress.
That same year, he was once again controversial when he requested to be removed from the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot after failing to receive the 16 votes needed to be eligible for induction.
He was eventually elected in 2022 with 58.6% of the vote, exhausting his ten chances. He will seek entry through a vote of the Senate Committee.