LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt spoke out Friday about his divorce and Major League Baseball’s seizure of the team, saying his sons have released him from a vow he made in 2009 to keep family issues private.
In the first of several interviews with media outlets scheduled for Friday, McCourt told KCAL-TV that he would openly defend himself and his plans to pull the team out of financial trouble.
“I sat with my four boys and they asked me and their mom to do one thing and that was to keep our divorce out of the media,” McCourt said. “I had made a promise to my boys that I wouldn’t make it public. And I was true to my word. Recently my boys have told me it’s OK with them now if I defend myself.”