Ken Griffey Jr. apologizes to Linda Cohn, says he was sick

Ken Griffey JrKen Griffey Jr. apologized to Linda Cohn both privately over the phone and publicly over social media for his unfriendly behavior during an interview Wednesday.

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.

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.

This Ken Griffey Jr-Linda Cohn interview did not go well at all (Video)

Ken Griffey Jr. was on a promotional tour for Upper Deck Wednesday and did a number of interviews for the company, but we doubt any went as poorly as his one with “SportsCenter” anchor Linda Cohn.

Junior clearly was not in a good mood, did not give elaborate answers, and overall acted as a tough interview.

Was he worn out from doing too many interviews that day and being asked the same questions over and over? Did he have some beef with ESPN or Cohn? Who knows.

Cohn did send a number of tweets about it afterwards. You can see those below:

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