Hunter ended the press conference shortly after reporter Mike Berardino indirectly asked him if he had discussed his public stance on gay marriage with management. (Hunter made a radio ad in support of GOP gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and his anti-marriage equality stance.)
Hutchinson was beaten by Democrat Mike Beebe in November.
“Nothing to talk about,” Hunter said. “You already know, so why keep talking about it? I said it. It is what it is. So, no, I’m not going to talk about it if you bring it up. It’s not even baseball related. You can do that later, when I retire, then I’ll tell you everything.”
A few seconds later, Hunter turned his attention back to the reporter.
“Hey, Mike is kind of a prick, huh? No, seriously. You’re a prick, man. I don’t even know you.
You’re a prick, seriously,” Hunter said. “Ain’t nothing wrong with that, man, that’s your job. He’s definitely a prick, though.”
One more question was asked before the conference ended. Before leaving, Hunter pointed to the reporter and said he ruined the press conference.