Schilling calls RI gov 'dunce of epic proportions'

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has called Rhode Island's governor a "dunce."

Schilling made the comment in the wake of his video gaming company's collapse. He criticized Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) in a Saturday exchange on Twitter about the collapse of 38 Studios, which got a $75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010.

Schilling tweeted "if the state loses money it's because the Governor is a dunce of epic proportions, nothing I can do about that."

38 Studios filed for bankruptcy in June.

Schilling had earlier blamed Chafee for public comments he made about the firm's solvency, accusing him of having an "agenda."

Chafee tells WPRO-AM Schilling's comments are "regretful."

Schilling also pitched for Baltimore, Houston, Philadelphia and Arizona.