Brady Quinn Apologizes for Tim Tebow Diss, Calls GQ Piece 'Completely Inaccurate'
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The minor scandal started when Michael Silver quoted Brady Quinn seeming resentful at the attention that fellow player Tim Tebow was getting from the media.
"Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle [Orton] got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out. So I was the second-string guy," Quinn is quoted as saying. "Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."
Michael Silver, the author of the GQ piece, had the following to say on Twitter, referring to Brady Quinn by his Twitter handle: "The people ripping @BQ9 for his comments in GQ have it wrong. He was honest & not bitter at all. We talked for 50 minutes & he was respectful."
Deadspin writer Barry Petchesky was not convinced by Silver's claim, and wrote, "Honestly? That makes Silver's reporting look all the more suspect." He concluded: "If indeed Quinn was 'not bitter at all,' Silver did a hell of a job making him seem like he was."