Joe Senser says incident with photographers was just a ruse

  • Article by: ABBY SIMONS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 28, 2012 - 9:37 AM
hide

Joe Senser sat in the lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center on Friday morning. At one point he vented his frustration at photographers who were taking pictures and video of him.

Photo: Richard Sennott, Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, who appeared to vent his frustrations Friday morning at photographers in the atrium of the Hennepin County Government Center, now says it was just a ruse to distract them from taking pictures of his daughter as she arrived for his wife's trial.

KARE-TV reported that Senser apologized in an e-mail to the station Friday afternoon. "I purposely went to the other side of the atrium hoping they would follow me, they did," Senser wrote, according to KARE. "I wanted to get my daughter through the security line without someone taking photos and video.

"I know that they have a job to do, it was not personal. I take each threat against my family serious."

Senser, who was texting, stood up and walked toward the photojournalists on Friday. "Is there any more of this you want?" he asked sarcastically, according to KARE. "Why don't you guys get a life."

The station reported that he then walked down the line of cameras, asking one TV journalist: "Should I smile for ya? Hi, good morning," he said before walking away.

Abby Simons • 612-673-4921

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How many games will the Timberwolves win this season?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close