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Matt Harvey Apologizes For Plugging Qualcomm On Radio

Mets P Matt Harvey this afternoon apologized for an interview on “The Dan Patrick Show” in which he constantly plugged Qualcomm’s Fantasking services instead of talking about his elbow injury. He wrote on his Twitter account, “I’ve had a few rough outings on the mound, that was a rough outing on the radio this morning. Been an exhausting couple of days. Apologies to @dpshow and @Qualcomm.” Harvey was making the media rounds, including appearances on CBS Radio’s “The Jim Rome Show” and ESPN’s “SportsCenter” (THE DAILY).

As Harvey was discussing his decision to do rehab instead of surgery on his injured arm, he said, "I strongly believe that that's going to work and pay off but today, I'm here talking about Qualcomm and hoping I can help them out as much as possible." Host Dan Patrick then said, "Well, I'll let you get the pitch in there ... in a moment." Patrick then asked Harvey whether he was afraid of getting Tommy John surgery and dealing with the injury. Instead of addressing those issues, Harvey said he "did all those answers yesterday, and maybe at the appropriate time we can talk a little bit more about that, but obviously today is about Qualcomm" ("The Dan Patrick Show," 9/18).
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