Schilling praises 38 Studios staff on Facebook
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is praising the staff of his troubled Rhode Island video gaming company for having "breathtaking resilience."
The remarks were posted on Tuesday to Schilling's Facebook page. Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) said Monday that 38 Studios laid off some of its employees.
The company was lured to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 2010 after receiving a $75 million loan guarantee from the state.
38 Studios was more than two weeks late on a $1.1 million payment to the Economic Development Corp., and state officials said last week they had been told by the company that it wouldn't be able to make its payroll.
The Facebook post says the 38 Studios staff is coming together like a family and praises employees for helping each other.