claimed his teammates used social networking to import NFL groupies
while on the road.
Bowe claims he was misquoted (but he's also claimed the interview never happened). How he could be misquoted in an interview that didn't take place, well, you'll have to ask him.
ESPN The Magazine's editor told me that he has a tape of the interview, and he'd be happy to play it for Bowe. But why is he sitting on the audio. There's a really good reason: Bowe named names.
Sports By Brooks posted
a letter from ESPN The Magazine editor Gary Belsky
in response to Bowe's latest claim of being misquoted. Here's the key
Despite his persistence in denying having madeLucky for those players
comments -- unfairly damaging the reputation of one of our best writers --
have consistently avoided releasing the audio from his interview to
spare him and others further embarrassment, specifically because
the on the recording he offers more lurid details than we published and
because he named several teammates as having participated in the
off-hours activity in question.
-- and Bowe -- ESPN isn't budging. But here's what ESPN should
do. Edit out the names, release the audio and let Bowe try to explain his way out.