Curt Schilling Turns Down Offer to Debate ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith
Don’t expect to see a tête–à–tête between Curt Schilling and Stephen A. Smith anytime soon.
The former Red Sox pitcher recently told WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Show that he has no interest in debating the ESPN personality.
Earlier this week, Smith said he wanted to debate Schilling while speaking with Christopher Russo on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio show. Schilling responded by saying that he doesn’t want to waste his time with someone he doesn’t respect.
“What am I going to debate about? I have no interest,” Schilling said. “I’m 49 years old. I have had cancer, I’ve had a heart attack, I’m losing my hair. I’m not going to waste my time with people I don’t respect.”
The analyst and former World Series champion was fired by ESPN last month for sharing and commenting on an anti-transgender meme via his Facebook account.
Following his termination, Schilling took his former employers to task in an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Patriot Forum. The former MLB star said that ESPN hires “some of the biggest racists in sports commentating,” calling out Smith in particular.
Schilling reiterated his feelings about Smith while chatting with the Dennis and Callahan Show this week.
“I don’t respect him. I think he’s a racist, I think he’s a bigot,” he said. “There’s nothing to debate, No. 1, and No. 2, there’s not a chance in hell that I would do anything that would bring that station another viewer, ever.”