Mike McDaniel makes admission about infamous video
Mike McDaniel has finally answered one of the biggest questions from the 2022 season. Yes, the Miami Dolphins coach was hitting a vape on the sidelines during the playoffs.
McDaniel was a guest on the latest episode of the “Pardon My Take” podcast. During the appearance, he was asked about the video that went viral that many speculated showed McDaniel using a vape on the sideline when the Dolphins played the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs. You can see the clip below:
Is Mike McDaniel ripping a vape on the sideline? pic.twitter.com/SWsHMA1Yyk
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McDaniel played coy, but he eventually came clean. The 40-year-old coach initially pretended to not know what vaping was. He then admitted he has vaped “in past lives” and said he quit after it became a story.
Was Mike McDaniel vaping on the sideline in Buffalo?
We got our answer on today’s show…
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“Regardless, just the idea of that being something that people are talking about after a playoff game is annoying enough to provoke me to never do it again,” McDaniel said. “And I’ve since quit, classic McDaniel style — cold turkey, just like alcohol.”
In other words, McDaniel did try to sneak in a rip of his vape during that January game. He was quickly reminded that the internet catches everything. One rival team even took a shot at McDaniel over the vape video this offseason, so that may have also influenced him to give it up.