Yesterday we reported on the stunning allegations made by former Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown in which he accused former head coach Bill Callahan of sabotaging Super Bowl 37.
Callahan had a chance to respond yesterday at the Senior Bowl, and expected per NFL.com, called those allegation ludicrous.
“I am shocked, saddened and outraged by Tim Brown’s allegations and Jerry Rice’s support of those allegations,” Callahan said in a statement released to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “To leave no doubt, I categorically and unequivocally deny the sum and substance of their allegation. To suggest otherwise, especially at this time when it involves the Super Bowl, is ludicrous and defamatory.
“Any suggestion that I would undermine the integrity of the sport that I love and dedicated my life to, or dishonor the commitment I made to our players, coaches and fans, is flat out wrong. I think it would be in the best interests of all including the game America loves that these allegations be retracted immediately.”
It would take a certain kind of man to essentially throw a Super Bowl when many men never get the opportunity to coach or play in one.