Griffey was doing interviews on behalf of Upper Deck, but his Q&A session with Cohn did not go well. He hardly gave answers and was overall very difficult. Junior says that’s because he was sick.
“I want to apologize to Linda for the way things went today,” Griffey wrote on Instagram. “I was in the middle of a cough attack and felt a little ill and didn’t want to walk off the set. Linda has always been professional to me and my family . I’m sorry, Junior @espn @sportcenter @lindacohn”
Cohn also tweeted to say she received an apology from Griffey and accepted it.
Just got off phone w Ken Griffey Jr. He apologized sincerely for how he came across in @SportsCenter int. I accepted his apology.
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 5, 2014
I don’t know if I believe that Junior really was sick, but at least he apologized. Still, nothing will ever really explain why the heck he acted like he did in that interview. He soooo did not want to be there.