Former Major League player David Ortiz again referred to the incident in which he was shot dead on the night of June 9 at a bar in the province of Santo Domingo when he shared with friends.
Now he did it during an interview with the Dominican journalist based in the United States, Tony Dandrade, who works for the Univisión network, which revealed that he was an idol for César Emilio Peralta (The Abuser), so he sees no reason to this one wants to hurt him, and less to kill him.
When asked about the link he had with El Abusador, wanted by the US and Dominican authorities to run a drug trafficking and money laundering network, Ortiz said he had an apartment in the same tower where he lives and met him several times there.
“I would not see the reason why he wanted to hurt me like that, because I never had a conflict with César, for Cesar I was an idol,” Ortiz said.
He noted that everyone in the country knew who César the Abuser was.
“César is a person that everyone there in the Dominican Republic knows or knew, there I understand that there can be no people who did not know who César was,” he said.
David Ortiz said that the statements given by the Attorney General of the Republic and the National Police regarding “the objective” of the attack, Sixto David, makes sense to him, since he has no enemies and does nothing for anyone to want to kill him.
The former Boston Red Sox player said the attack marked him, because he is not a person who likes problems and has never been threatened.
“The last time I argued with a people was with an ampaya in a ballgame,” he said.
He pointed out that it was a difficult process, and that the comments that have arisen hurt him, since in addition to that he was about to die, while people criticized him, as if he deserved death.
“In Santo Domingo, my land, the one I love, was commenting on things that are not really. That if it was a skirt problem, that if I was involved in a problem of drug trafficking, of washing, of things like that and it hurt me a lot, ”Ortiz said in tears, remembering that in his career he earned a lot of money, so He has no need to do illegal things.
The full interview with David Ortiz will be broadcast on Sunday in the Here and Now program of Univision.