"I let the emotions get to me on that day," Minaya said. "I felt really bad - I still feel really bad what I said that day and Adam Rubin being in the room. You guys know me - that's just not the way Omar Minaya is. I made a mistake.
"I should've talked to Adam separately and I did not do that. I take full responsibility for that.
Several times during the nearly 12-minute session, Minaya seemed to stop short of absolving Rubin of angling for a job, even when asked directly. Finally, however, Minaya said, "I said my thoughts, what they were. For me to think those things, those thoughts were wrong."