For the first time, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe addressed the comments attributed to him in last week's edition of ESPN the Magazine.
Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star has the entire transcript of Bowe's exchange with reporters. You can read it at the Star's website. Here's the misquoted part:
Reporter: But you were misquoted?
Bowe: "Definitely it was misquoted."
Reporter: So how was it taken out of context?
Bowe: "The way he took it was totally not the way that I said it. It's over now."
Maybe the meaning of Bowe's words were twisted but, according to The Pitch who spoke with ESPN the Magazine's editor, Gary Belsky, there is audio of what he said.
"We have no reason not to believe it," Belsky says. "He was being honest. Players are honest with us and they know that we will deal with them fairly. We quoted him at length. We didn't cut out anything that was significant or that would have changed the nature of the comments."
Bowe says he can't remember if he actually spoke to the writer of the article or not.
Bowe went on to deny that anything like that happens on the road. He said his teammates were OK with him.
He was also asked about his conversation with Todd Haley.
"He just said, ‘D-Bowe, you know what you've got to do. This is not your first time getting into something. Get yourself out, do the right thing.' I apologize to the (Hunts), my teammates and the guys I put in a bind."