DETROIT (CBS Detroit) When an ESPN reporter angrily called 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger a “*ouche” during the Derek Jeter press conference at Comerica Park, it turned into the “d-word” heard around the world.
The #JeffisnotaDB hashtag started trending on Twitter, and hundreds of people called out Marly Rivera for inappropriate behavior, and language, at a press event. Detroiters weren’t having it, and Rivera was lashed by many, many people for her actions.
She finally responded Wednesday afternoon, and apologized to Riger — sort of. Then she apologized for her apology, but not really.
She appeared to be mostly upset that she was called out over and over for what many considered the worst moment of the press conference — When she asked Jeter about breaking his ankle in Detroit (note: that didn’t happen.)
Jeff inexplicably wanted to apologize to her, perhaps for breathing in the same room she occupied, because that’s the kind of guy he is. Coworkers were urging him to stay strong.
They’ll meet up again tonight at the Tigers game. Until then, Rivera called into the Karsch and Anderson show to, again, sort of apologize, and tell “her side” of the story. Oddly it sounded exactly like Riger’s side of the story. Should he apologize for anything? Let us know in comments below.