Remember last season when Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley famously refused to shake hands with the Denver Broncos then head coach Josh McDaniels? The incident resulted in what will no doubt be the photo that runs along with his obituary.
Haley later sort of apologized for the snub. Now Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt has explained the reason behind Haley's behavior. Colquitt told a Denver sports-talk radio station that his coach was upset because McDaniels had cheated.
Pro Football Talk reports:
"I don't know if I can answer that within the locker room, but I know
that it has something to do with the Spygate, the videotaping,"
Colquitt said. "All the stuff like that. And I think that Haley was
like, 'Listen, based on that game I can tell what you are doing, and you
are cheating.' . . .
"I think it was just a culmination of rumors and [McDaniels] had been
involved in that in New England possibly before, and so Todd was just
kind of saying, 'Look, with the game plan we had and what you guys
already knew we were gonna do, this is' ... basically saying it was
'bush, bush league.'"
Of course, Colquitt might be full of crap. But it could make for some drama when the Chiefs play the Rams (where McDaniels is now the offensive coordinator) in a preseason game on August 26.