Lawyers for Rhode Island are attempting to reissue a subpoena for former 38 Studios head Curt Schilling to testify early next year about the loan and business decisions that ultimately led to the demise of the studio, the end of Project Copernicus’ development, and a hefty lawsuit.
Schilling may ignore the subpoena on advice of attorney due to the pending lawsuit. On his blog, the former Red Sox pitcher bit back against the state while also taking the lion’s share of the blame for the fiasco on himself: “I lost what I thought were 3-400 ‘family’ when I let this company fail. I will never ever get past that, and it being mainly my fault maybe I shouldn’t.”
In the post, Schilling took the effort to clarify some of the claims and details concerning the loan: “[I] never peddled this ‘plan’ to anyone but VC’s and single investors here, around the country and across the oceans. A conversation arose during a chance meeting about 38 Studios and [Rhode Island’s] desire to stimulate the jobs market. That conversation snowballed into meetings that snowballed into legislation that became the bond.”