Bill Callahan “Outraged” At Tim Brown

January 23rd, 2013

Yesterday, both Tim Brown and Jerry Rice, two otherwise seemingly intelligent gents, made idiotic remarks claiming former Raiders coach Bill Callahan threw the Super Bowl to the Bucs because, per Brown, Callahan liked Chucky and hated the Raiders.

All day yesterday Callahan kept quiet but come towards midnight, he apparently had enough of his name being dragged through the mud and unloaded on Brown and the insane remarks, so reports Ed Werder of BSPN by way or Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

“I am shocked, saddened and outraged by Tim Brown’s allegations and Jerry Rice’s support of those allegations,” Callahan said in a statement released to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “To leave no doubt, I categorically and unequivocally deny the sum and substance of their allegation. To suggest otherwise, especially at this time when it involves the Super Bowl, is ludicrous and defamatory.

“Any suggestion that I would undermine the integrity of the sport that I love and dedicated my life to, or dishonor the commitment I made to our players, coaches and fans, is flat out wrong. I think it would be in the best interests of all including the game America loves that these allegations be retracted immediately.”

Bravo, bravo!

Joe thinks is it wise for NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell to launch an immediate investigation into this matter.

Let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment. Let’s just say Brown is right, even though it sounds as illogical as one can imagine. It’s not like we haven’t been inundated with illogical, unbelievable sports news of late.

If there is a hint of accuracy into what Brown (and Rice) claim, we are talking the worst sports crime since the Chicago Black Sox scandal.

With this nonsense floating just days before the Super Bowl, the NFL must protect its shield. It must protect its good name for advertisers, current and future, and for nothing else but the integrity of the game.

This investigation needs to be launched immediately in Joe’s eyes.

And if this clown Brown is proven to be lying, Joe believes he should lose his eligibility to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

If Callahan is correct, what Brown is doing to the Bucs and the NFL is no less than an outrage if not slander!

15 Responses to “Bill Callahan “Outraged” At Tim Brown”

  1. kh Says:

    I remember Tim Brown talked about this last year or the year before on Ron and Ian, not sure why it never caught on then…

  2. espo Says:

    Im just glad he decided to man up and address this. Well done, SB loser. I applaud you.

  3. Andrew 1 Says:

    Idk Joe. I think banning him from the Hall of Fame for his comments is a little harsh. If the Hall where to ban players for outrageous comments then you can bet Sapp would not have a shot to be inducted either.lol. As for an investigation, I think the NFL will do their best to sweep this under the rug and side step any questions that would make it seem like our Super Bowl was rigged. especially this close to this years Super Bowl.

  4. Joe Says:

    Andrew:

    Joe. I think banning him from the Hall of Fame for his comments is a little harsh.

    That’s because Brown’s words were very harsh.

    Claiming a Super Bowl was thrown is about as bad as it can get. You basically tarred and feathered innocent men (Callahan, Trestman, Harbaugh) and put the integrity of the NFL in doubt, which could cost the NFL millions of advertising dollars.

  5. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Joe

    I see your point. It just depends on how far the NFL wants to take this. They could do a full investigation and find out the truth, but even if they do I doubt that they would admit to a Super Bowl being thrown If Brown’s statements are infact correct. Or they could pretend like it never happened while giving some cliche statement about how all NFL games are Legit, and slowly wait for all this “Super Bowl being thrown” chatter to die down, and then move on. Im guessing the later will be the way they go.

  6. ladyz Says:

    Callahan needs to talk to Brad Culpepper, if you catch my drift.

  7. JobBucsFan 1.5 slim Says:

    We won! …move on …there’s nothing to see here.

    I think after Callahan’s statement you’ll see Brown back peddle and probably retract and apologize.

    This is an internal squabble in the Raiders camp and some people apparently are still bothered that the underdogs came in and whooped their asses. There’s no need for the NFL to get involved.

  8. Macabee Says:

    JobBcsFan got it right. There is no libel or slander here, nothing that can’t be fixed with a simple apology. Libel is a legal term of art that requires specific elements in order to be a cause of action. Go ahead and debate who is the biggest idiot here, but let’s not go to court just yet.

    The elements of a defamation suit; whether slander or libel, are:

    1. A defamatory statement;
    2. Published to a third party;
    3. Which the speaker knew or should have known was false;
    4. That causes injury to the subject of the communication

    Nothing to get all bothered about. Tomorrow Timmy will apologize and retract his statement not wantng to jepordize his bid for the hall and Callahan will go about the business of insuring that the Cowboys are never relevant again with his horrible playcalling!

  9. mcBuc Says:

    Brown must think all the other teams in the pal offs the bucs roles through were rigged as well. Gannon’s explanation makes more sense. The way to beat that bucs team was with a big back, they tried and went back to their bread and butter, throwing the ball, also the bread and butter of the bucs defense… Pass defense. The nfl does not need to investigate, because it brown makes no sense. Most reasonable people realize it too.

  10. PRBucFan Says:

    I can’t wait to hear the Bucs players fireback, and Gruden haha.

    What a pitiful, shameful thing to do 10 yrs after the fact.

    If it really mattered that much to him and it was that serious, it would have come out and he would have made sure of it, 10 years ago…

  11. Fatmosh Says:

    I think it’s pretty simple: Brown and Rice are confusing Callahan’s obvious idiocy with malicious intent.

    The real answer is just sad: Callahan didn’t know what the hell he was doing and left his team horribly prepared to play in the most important game of their lives.

  12. Eric Says:

    Absent a few million discovered in Callahan’s Swiss bank account, its all unsupported speculation.

    Defamation actions can be brought for “reckless disregard for the truth”, which this is damn close to IMO.

    I mean throw a game for Chucky? Please. The coachs are brothers in this SB and are going after each others throats.

    Im glad the idiot didnt change the terminology though, but the bucs still woulda kicked ass.

    Lastly, why would two great receivers want an offense based on running? If I recall the Super Bowl video Rice was chewing Gannon’s ass out for not throwing him the ball!

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m not a lawyer (thank God) and don’t know about jurisdiction on this, but in Florida, you can pretty much file against anyone for anything, and like it or not, you better defend it. It’s ridiculous and frivolous lawsuits happen. Look at what MJ is trying to do to Bubba. It’s crazy, so a smart man would be wise not to test the boundaries publicly. Legal fees are huge and only the lawyers win. Tim Brown should be racing to a microphone to apologize, or he could see hundreds of thousands evaporate for being stupid, and then some.

    Dear Bill, I forgot to take my medication, have no idea what I was thinking or saying and please oh please forgive me.

  14. BucFan20 Says:

    This is why we have the Helmet to Helmet rule now.

  15. St Augustine Says:

    LOL@ bucfan20! very true!

 
 

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