Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2007

Royals outfielder injures reporter

July 28, 2007


— Royals outfielder Emil Brown hit a television reporter near the eye with a pellet from a small plastic gun in the Kansas City clubhouse Friday afternoon.

"It was certainly an accident," Royals spokesman David Holtzman said. "He wasn't shooting at anybody."

Kornacki was interviewing shortstop Tony Pena Jr. before the game when she felt the pellet hit near her left eye, said Gary Roberts, KMBC's assistant news director. Kornacki ended the interview and left the locker room immediately.

"I was just messing around in here," Brown said. "I feel terrible about it. Karen is one of the nicest persons that I've met, especially as far as the media is concerned. This happening to her, I feel absolutely awful about it."

Brown said he tried to call Kornacki to apologize but was unable to reach her.


Keith 10 years, 11 months ago

"This happening to her, I feel absolutely awful about it."

Don't you just love that he can't even take responsibility for his actions after the fact? This happened? Did the pellet gun develop a will of its own and aim and fire by itself?

Wilbur_Nether 10 years, 11 months ago

TheYetiSpeaks wrote "What a damn fool." Which is rude and impolite--Kornacki was just doing her job, and there is nothing foolish about it.

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