Brady Quinn does Twitter damage control after seemingly ripping Tim Tebow
In a just-published GQ article, several comments from Brady Quinn seemed to rip Tim Tebow, stirring up the sort of Internet frenzy that we've come to associate with The Chosen One.
As a result, Quinn tried to do damage control on his Twitter account, offering an extended mea culpa that repeatedly burst through the typical tweet's 140-character limit.
Among the comments attributed to Quinn were ones implying that he was passed over as a starter after Kyle Orton was benched due to Tebow's popularity ("I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice") and suggesting that the Broncos' winning streak was a fluke ("We've had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply"). The most controversial, though, portrays Timmy's proclivity for Tebowing after touchdowns as showboating. The quote reads:
If you look at it as a whole, there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I'll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?
The subsequent uproar prompted Quinn to unleash the following five linked tweets:
The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos. Tim deserves a— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
lot of credit for our success and I'm happy for him and what he accomplished.Most importantly, he is a great teammate. That interview was— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments. I have addressed my disappointment— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
with the writer and have reached out to Tim to clear this up. I apologize to anyone who feels I was trying to take anything away from our— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
Team's or Tim's success this season.— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
Has Tebow responded with any tweets of his own? Of course not. The most recent posts on his Twitter account involve his date for a recent Cartoon Network Hall of Games event.
No, it wasn't Lindsey Vonn, Katharine McPhee or any of the other hotties with whom the tabloid press has tried to connect him. Instead, the femme in question was Presli Collins, a Denver nine-year-old diagnosed with a serious malady called Neurofibromatosis-1, as she notes on her Facebook page, Pray for Presli. Here's a photo of the pair, as tweeted by Tebow.
Who do you think won this round, Brady?
By the way, the background photo of Quinn on his Twitter page dates back to his years at Notre Dame, which is smart. That means he won't have to change it when he winds up on a different team next season -- something that seems exceedingly likely despite his efforts to smooth over this latest controversy.
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