Bode Miller is the most decorated Olympic alpine skier in the history of the United States. At the Sochi Games, Miller recently earned a bronze medal in the men's Super-G. After clinching that medal, Miller spoke with NBC's Christin Cooper and mentioned that he had a lot on his mind at the Sochi Games, especially in the wake of his brother's death last year.
Miller's brother, Chelone, died of a seizure in 2013. Cooper pressed Miller to elaborate on his feelings and qualify his performance in terms of what it meant for him and what he hoped it meant for his late brother. Miller broke down in the interview and has since come out to defend Cooper's line of questioning during their conversation.
I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasnt trying to cause pain.— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
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