Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley apologized for not going through with the customary post-game handshake with Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels. After Sunday's game, Haley stopped short of shaking McDaniels' hand on the field, pointed his finger at McDaniels and said something. Speaking to reporters after the game, Haley danced around the topic and didn't address it specifically.
At his Monday press conference, Haley apologized.
"I also want to touch on a post-game situation that I know, or it sounds like, has become a big deal," Haley told reporters, "and I do want to apologize for me not shaking Josh's hand after the game. I do believe in doing what's right and that was not right. I probably let emotions of the situation get me too much. I apologize and I apologize to the fans and to Denver and to Josh."
As for what caused those emotions, Haley wouldn't say.
"No I think, Doug [Tucker], that I don't think that's necesary to get into it," Haley said. "I think it's very necessary that I let everybody know that I would do that over again at the end and it wasn't the right thing to do. [Did you communicate it to Josh?] No,I felt like, again, communicating it to the majority, or anyone that was watching it, to let them know how I felt and that's important."
Haley clearly knows that wasn't the right thing to do and, even though it would make the story juicier, he won't talk about the reasons why he was upset at the time.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said he wasn't sure why Haley didn't shake his hand. “I don’t know. Im not sure about that,” McDaniels said in a video on DenverBroncos.com (via PFT). “I was proud of the way we played.”
(H/T 810 WHB for press conf. audio)