Former Red Sox player David Ortiz broke his recent media silence this week, but reporters mostly avoided questions about his shooting in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, including his thoughts on a potential motive.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News; Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Mike Nikitas, former NECN anchor.