Bowe claims he was misquoted, ESPN says it has a tape

It’s been more than a week since we first passed along the ESPN The Magazine story in which Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe said some of his teammates arranged for there to be “a girl in every room” of the team hotel.

The story still hasn’t gone away. And Bowe made comments today that will serve only to keep the story alive a little longer.

Bowe told reporters in Kansas City that he was “misquoted” by ESPN The Magazine, adding, “The way he took it was totally not the way that I said it. It’s over now.”

But now that Bowe has issued the “misquoted” accusation, ESPN will have no choice but to either stand by its story or recant. So while Bowe can say it’s over now, it’s actually not over now at all.

And ESPN The Magazine editor Gary Belsky told The Pitch that he has a tape of Bowe’s conversation with one of his writers. ESPN ought to post the full audio of the Bowe interview on ESPN.com and put to rest once and for all whether Bowe was misquoted.

25 responses to “Bowe claims he was misquoted, ESPN says it has a tape

  1. Play the tape ESPN, we want to know who the liar is! Either prove he is a liar or that you are makign up stories again!

  2. anytime anyone knows they were being voice recorded and says that they are being misquoted then any can of worms they just opened deserve nothing less then to squirm all over the misquoted.
    the only thing i dont support is that espn didnt immediately fully publicize the tape. i wouldnt let anyone say they were (basically) “misquoted, case closed” and get away with it. If you dont like what you said try thinking beforehand when doing an interview. You wanted to sound like a bad@$$ pimp, well you either should have (allegedly) just told the accurate truth or placed your ego in check.

  3. If it’s on audio tape….Then being misquoted seems a moot point….But it still doesn’t top the all time misquoted excuse of all time….That distinction goes to one Charles Barkley, who as he said was misquoted……. in his own book…

  4. MDS in athletes-have-groupies SHOCKER!
    Stop the presses, this will have to be the lead story on 60 minutes with Steve Craft. Who’d have thunk it! Say it ain’t so D-Bowe 😦

  5. He absolutely should post the full tape of the conversation on ESPN.com. Athletes pull this “misquoted” crap way too often.

  6. Florio ought to show the text/tape/email/smoke signal he got from his source so we can see if he is right on Steve Smith too. You know when you cannot trust anyone….

  7. joetoronto says:
    May 27, 2010 5:48 PM
    He didn’t lie, he “misspoke”. Nobody lies anymore.
    ————————————————–
    You are quite correct.
    Now, if you will excuse me, I must get back to the yacht so I don’t miss departure.
    It’s so frightfully expensive to have the helicopter sent back to collect me!
    After all, in this economy, we must all tighten our belts!

  8. Kool Herc says:
    May 27, 2010 5:47 PM
    MDS in athletes-have-groupies SHOCKER!
    Stop the presses, this will have to be the lead story on 60 minutes with Steve Craft. Who’d have thunk it! Say it ain’t so D-Bowe 😦
    =================================
    Missing the point a little. The story here is not that NFL players have groupies- it’s that a player would basically out his whole team about a specific incident to a national reporter.
    The fact that he did this and his subsequent denials are news whether you can comprehend it or not.

  9. …a girl in every room…the only problem i see is
    that there should have been a girl for every player.

  10. ESPN as the moral authority is also a joke. Anyone who keeps employing people like Barkley and Irvin and others is two faced.

  11. Bwain D’Oh meant to say “important girls”. A logical assumption since they were staying on the top floor.

  12. Yeah, he really meant there was a girl for every GUY! Therefore, there would have been TWO girls in every room. Get it straight! Geez!!

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