The back and forth between Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and ESPN The Magazine over comments Bowe made involving his teammates transporting “groupies” to the team’s hotel on the road continues more than a month later.
According to SportsRadioInterviews.com, Bowe tried to deny making the comments again to a radio station in Atlanta.
On if he gets any grief from his teammates on the comments:
“No, because now they are finding out that it definitely wasn’t me. Definitely, but I took that like a man. People that really know the Dwayne Bowe that clowns but on a serious note won’t let anything out of the locker room that is not supposed to be out.“
In response to this denial, ESPN The Magazine editor Gary Belsky stood by the story and issued a statement offering Bowe the opportunity to listen to the reporter’s tapes of the conversation.
“As we have said, we will happily allow Mr. Bowe the chance to listen to our recording of his interview, in the event he forgot that he made these comments. He has not asked to do so. Despite his persistence in denying having made these comments-unfairly damaging the reputation of one of our best writers-we have consistently avoided releasing the audio from his interview to spare him and others further embarrassment, specifically because on the recording he offers more lurid details than we published and because he named several teammates as having participated in the off-hours activity in question.
“We do not know why Mr. Bowe persists in denying having made the comments, but out of respect for him, his teammates and the Chiefs we will maintain our position, which we think is the honorable choice. We believe The Magazine’s reputation for honesty and integrity speaks for itself.”
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