Eight Months Later, The Reason For Todd Haley's Non-Handshake

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs has some unwelcome words with head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos as he refuses to shake his hand after the Broncos 49-29 win at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Denver Broncos defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

In Week 13 of the 2010 season, the Kansas City Chiefs visited the Denver Broncos and got their butts handed to them pretty bad. Luckily for the Chiefs offense and defense, the game wasn't the story -- what happened after the game was. 

Chiefs head coach Todd Haley didn't shake the hand of Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels instead choosing to wag his finger at him. Haley didn't provide much of an explanation as to what happened (he later apologized) but we now have an idea of what Haley was upset about.

Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt appeared on 102.3 The Fan in Denver and clued us in on what happened that day. Via Pro Football Talk:

"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.'"

I won't go too much more into this topic since we beat it to death last season but it's interesting to see what Haley was thinking that day, even if it comes eight months later. The good news -- or bad news, depending on how you look at it -- is that McDaniels is out of the division.

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