On Wednesday, Chiefs coach Todd Haley responded to allegations that he fired a middle finger at a fan following Sunday’s loss to the Browns.
Haley says he didn’t do it. But he said a lot more than, “I didn’t do it.”
“Even though I don’t listen to any of this, I was let know that was said,” Haley said. “No, that’s not how I behave. I have five children that I have to be a role model for and it’s not something I would do. That particular area [of the stadium] I can say is sometimes a rough area. This is the first team I’ve been a part of where the tunnel is actually at your bench. It can be a rough area and I understand that.
“I spent 20 minutes before pre-game over there signing autographs, after pre-game [too]. . . . I understand people being upset and mad. I didn’t think last week it was quite as rough as some other times. It’s an area you want to get through fast like the other day. But again, it’s not something I do, want to do or be thought of as doing.”