Scott was talking cordially with a member of the media, conversing and not on the record, when Leberfeld snapped a photo using his cell phone. Earlier in the week, Leberfeld did the same thing with Scott “because I’m doing a story on writers attempting to negotiate with him to end his media boycott.”
The media boycott by Scott predates the start of the regular season.
The photographic effort by Leberfeld was noticed by Scott, who asked, “Why are you taking my picture?”
Picture provided by Kristian R Dyer – Metro NY
“Because I wanted to,” Leberfeld answered. Scott then told Leberfeld to “Get a life.”
“I said to him, ‘I have a life’,” Leberfeld told Yahoo! Sports.
It was at this point when Scott then approached Leberfeld, pointed his finger at the reporter, and said, “I’ll kick the [bleep] out of you.”