Spokeswoman: RI gov tried to help Schilling

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Associated Press

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 5:00 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is disputing Curt Schilling's claim that the governor bears some responsibility for the collapse of the former Boston Red Sox pitcher's video game company.

Spokeswoman Christine Hunsinger says that while Chafee opposed the state's decision to give 38 Studios a $75 million loan guarantee, he worked to help the company after taking office last year.

Schilling said during an interview on WEEI-FM in Providence on Friday that he invested more than $50 million of his own money in the company and that money he made playing baseball is "probably all gone."

Schilling said Chafee's public comments last month questioning 38 Studios' solvency harmed the company as it tried to raise private capital.

38 Studios filed for bankruptcy protection on June 7.

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