Ballplayer Backpeddles On Local Radio
November 15, 2007 at 5:27 AM (PT)
On a day when AUBREY HUFF took to the local airwaves to apologize to those offended by his comments last week in a radio interview (NET NEWS 11/13), ORIOLES officials looked into whether they have any grounds to discipline their veteran designated hitter, reports THE BALTIMORE SUN.
The ORIOLES are irate with HUFF over his 90-minute appearance last THURSDAY with BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. During the interview, HUFF referred to BALTIMORE as a "horses - - city" and angered club officials further by discussing other racy and sensitive subjects.
In an interview on ESPN Radio 1300 yesterday afternoon, HUFF said he was surprised about the attention his comments were getting and reminded listeners that it was "shock-value radio and you are acting."
"Is it the smartest thing in the world to say that stuff? No. But nobody has ever accused me of being smart. ... For the people who are offended, I apologize. For the people who aren't offended, I hope they got a tremendous laugh, because that's what it was meant for."