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Curt Schilling says Hillary Clinton should be "buried under a jail"

By Alex Butler   |   March 3, 2016 at 2:24 PM

BRISTOL, Conn., March 3 (UPI) -- It appears that Curt Schilling hasn't formed a filter since his previous reprimands by ESPN.

Schilling, who was taken off of his post on Sunday Night Baseball last summer, took aim at Hillary Clinton following Super Tuesday.

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Schilling joined 610 Sports in Kansas City Tuesday and ranted about the democratic candidate.

"If she's allowed to get to the general election before she's in prison I'll be stunned and upset," Schilling said. "Because I think she's shown her true colors all along the way and I'll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we've had?"

"I don't care what her titles are. She's done nothing. She's done absolutely nothing to further the success of the middle class. She jumps on the backs of people who she wants to be dependent on government. She needs these people to be dependent on her."

Schilling contributed to Ben Carson's campaign.

"I hope she does. If I'm gonna believe, and I don't have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to General Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere."

ESPN's has its 2016 presidential election coverage policy posted online.

"We should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or "drive-by" comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns," the policy says. "Approved commentaries on sports-specific issues, or seeking responses from candidates on relevant news issues, are appropriate. However perceived endorsements should be avoided. (In others cases guidelines on social media, acceptable commentary and political advocacy should prevail)."

At the end of his most recent interview, Schilling jokingly mentioned being fired.

"Yeah, I'm probably going to get fired, but it's all good," Schilling said.

A company spokesperson told CNN that ESPN is addressing the comments.

The former MLB pitcher tweeted, the deleted, a meme last August, which read: "It's said only 5-10 percent of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7 percent of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?"

After that post, ESPN took Schilling off of his assignment as a commentator for the Little League World Series, and said: "Curt's tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."

Schilling posted several times on Facebook about Islam, Muslims, and suicide bombings around the same time.

Schilling also used social media to post politically in September.

Schilling, 49, was a six-time All-Star who won 216 games in a 20 year career. He won the World Series with the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks and with the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox.

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