Callahan’s statement indicated that Brown better retract what he said or else legal action may be taken.
Brown went on The Dan Patrick Show to day and back pedaled very quickly from his previous statement.
“I have never said that he sabotaged the game,” Brown said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “All I’m saying is, all I was saying after the game was, you know, the question was asked about this situation, but no one ever said — and I said on the radio show last Saturday night — that’s something that could never be proven. We can’t go inside the mind of Bill Callahan and say, ‘Oh, yeah, we knew exactly what he was thinking, what he was trying to do.’ All I’m saying is, the question was asked. But of course the media hears ‘sabotage’ and ‘Bill Callahan’ and ‘throwing the football game,’ now they’re saying ‘Throwing the football game’ and that terminology was never used. But that wasn’t the intent.”
Brown did use the word sabotage when he first came out with these accusations. He’s clearly scared after reading Callahan’s statement.
“The fact of the matter is, this was all about Barrett,” Brown said. “I mean, there were some things being said about Barrett that I felt as if I had to tell the whole story so people could at least put in context what possibly could have happened to the kid two days before the biggest game of his life. But I didn’t say that Bill sabotaged the game. I wouldn’t say that, because that’s not something I would ever have knowledge about. But I have to say that the word was thrown around, not just by myself but by several folks right after the game.”
Hopefully Brown learned his lesson and Callahan doesn’t have to move forward with any legal action because Brown accusing him of losing the Super Bowl on purpose is crazy.