Brady Quinn backs off Tim Tebow comments, apologizes
Oopsies. Brady Quinn made a mistake with his big mouth during a recent interview for GQ Magazine, and it didn’t take him very long to realize it. Earlier on Tuesday, we shared Quinn’s comments about Tim Tebow with you. The Broncos’ backup questioned Timmy’s humility and said the only reason he was given the opportunity to start after Kyle Orton went down was because the fans rallied for it. Quinn apologized with a series of tweets on Tuesday afternoon.
“The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos,” Quinn wrote. “Tim deserves a lot of credit for our success and I’m happy for him and what he accomplished. Most importantly, he is a great teammate. That interview was conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments.
“I have addressed my disappointment with the writer and have reached out to Tim to clear this up. I apologize to anyone who feels I was trying to take anything away from our Team’s or Tim’s success this season.”
The article, which was written by Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, may have left some of what Quinn said out, but is there any other way to interpret the comments that were included? Unless Silver completely made the quotes up, there’s no way to see them as not somewhat insulting to Tebow.
Quinn may not have realized how much backlash would result from being candid, but saying the article is a “completely inaccurate portrayal” seems like a cop out. In all likelihood, he realized he insulted Jesus and knew he had to take it back.
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