COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees great Reggie Jackson says he’s sorry for using profanity in public after a confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan in Cooperstown.
Jackson took to Twitter to express his regret on Sunday, saying “mad or not” there was no excuse for his language.
The New York Daily News reported Jackson got angry with an autograph-seeker at a restaurant Friday night, saying the man had tried to get multiple autographs in the same day.
“I signed for one guy and he ran to the end of the f—– line,” Jackson is heard saying in a video of the incident. “That’s f—– up. Now it’s my time to eat dinner with people I don’t see but once a f—— a year for 20 years and I gotta f—– … listen, it’s dirty, it feels like s—, it really does.”
After an exchange between Jackson and his bodyguard, who was trying to urge the former MVP away from the restaurant, a fan made a remark that Jackson’s security was “weak.” A guard then turned and grabbed the man, and a scuffled ensued, the Daily News reported.
Cooperstown police say no charges have been filed. The Associated Press could not immediately reach Jackson for comment.
The annual inductions into the Baseball Hall of Fame are taking place in Cooperstown on Sunday. The event brings out a slew of baseball greats.
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