BOSTON (CBS) – Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said he may pursue legal action against Internet commenters who made sexually explicit remarks about his teenage daughter.
Schilling said in an interview with CBS News that he has been contacted by the FBI and two local police departments regarding violent and sexually charged postings that came after he congratulated his daughter Gabby for being accepted into Salve Regina University.
"This is my child. You attacked my child. Rules kind of go out the window when you've attacked family," Schilling told CBS This Morning.
"There's going to be potential legal implications with a couple of these. They were that bad. I plan to pursue all legal options, let's just say that."
The former Red Sox pitcher responded earlier this week with a blog post that identified several of the people who had sent the tweets.
He also said he did research and quickly found who they were and much more information about them.
"The Internet is not anonymous," Schilling said on Tuesday in an interview with WBZ-TV's Bill Shields. "I found out every one of their names. I knew where they went to school. I knew where they worked, I knew their parents, their relatives in an hour. And a lot of them were trying to hide it. And they don't realize everything they've ever done is on the Internet."
In the aftermath, the incident has led to consequences for several of the Twitter users.
One New Jersey student was suspended from school and another man was reportedly fired from a part-time ticket sales position with the New York Yankees.
Schilling said his first instinct was to protect his daughter, but added that he also wants to use the situation as a way to stop cyberbullying.
"My daughter will remember this for the rest of her life. As a father I have two jobs. To provide for my family and to protect them," Schilling told WBZ-TV.
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