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Whitehurst arm-wrestling story could be a lie

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Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst said on his verified Twitter page that he arm wrestled punter Brett Kern for the rights to No. 6 in Tennessee, and that the punter won.  There’s a chance that the whole story isn’t true.

Paul Kuharsky, who covers the Titans for ESPN.com, says via Twitter that Whitehurst and Kern “may be doing a social media experiment here and pulling a gag/hoax over the arm-wrestling deal.”

Kuharsky also points out that, when asked during an appearance on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville whether the arm wrestling story is phony, Kern said, “We’ll see.”

The purpose of a “social media experiment” isn’t clear.  Whitehurst, whose reputation for not being a prankster matches his reputation for not being a very good quarterback, said what he said.  There’s no reason for anyone to not believe it.  So is the experiment whether people can read and comprehend English?

The whole “social experiment” thing could simply cover for their own curiosity regarding whether anyone cared enough about a D-level quarterback and a no-name punter to notice what Whitehurst said and point it out.

So it’s possible that the whole thing was a lie.  It’s possible Whitehurst really didn’t lose at arm wrestling to a punter.  Here’s hoping that, to rectify the situation, they actually arm wrestle.

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26 Responses to “Whitehurst arm-wrestling story could be a lie”
  1. lolnfl says: May 28, 2014 8:26 PM

    was marshall henderson involved?

  2. chargersdiehard says: May 28, 2014 8:32 PM

    Charlie Whitehurst the clipboard Jesus.

  3. amishninjas says: May 28, 2014 8:38 PM

    If it was an experiment it worked. Here you are writing about and here I am reading about it.

  4. yaryers says: May 28, 2014 8:40 PM

    Since Kuharsky’s quote seems like conjecture, I’m going to go ahead and assume this is some kind of inside joke that wasn’t meant for Florio to spend a day trying to decrypt.

  5. jtdapit50 says: May 28, 2014 8:52 PM

    If its found out to be untrue. Goodell will issue a 2 game suspension.

  6. username5891 says: May 28, 2014 8:55 PM

    Why so harsh towards Charlie Whitehurst?

  7. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 28, 2014 9:05 PM

    Dude there’s a rat over there. And they’re in our van.

  8. paulbrownlives says: May 28, 2014 9:06 PM

    Pretty sure that “D level” QB and no name punter just had two stories posted on the same day on this blog. Looks like mission accomplished

  9. mrhoban says: May 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    Whitehurst: yo, I bet if I tweet out that we arm wrestled for 6, put will write about it.

    Kern: no freakin way.

    Whitehurst: 20 bucks.

    Kern: do it.

  10. sikwiddit says: May 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    If I lost to a punter …I’d say it was a joke too…..

  11. themike31 says: May 28, 2014 9:11 PM

    I thought there was no contact between OTAs? Isn’t them pretending to be Mac and Dutch from Predator a violation?

    (And if it’s true, does Whisenhunt have him pushing too many pencils?)

  12. buckeyebrownsfan says: May 28, 2014 9:20 PM

    I have no idea what they could possibly be trying to do here.

    Has anyone checked on Terry Bradshaw lately?

  13. dickshotdogs says: May 28, 2014 9:22 PM

    I would love to be Charlie “Clipboard Jesus”, not the Flight Attendant that I am. No joke.

  14. billybone says: May 28, 2014 9:28 PM

    This whole mystery rivals that of the murder of JFK. I’m on pins and needles.

  15. prideof10000lakes says: May 28, 2014 10:19 PM

    If only we had an unnamed source to dispell the rumors

  16. spyder9669 says: May 28, 2014 10:23 PM

    Charlie Whitehurst may not be a very good quarterback..but i’m pretty sure he keeps on getting paid to do it. #winning

  17. desertrace21 says: May 28, 2014 10:44 PM

    Checkdown Charlie has always been a weird dude. Nothing wrong with having some fun and poking fun at yourself. Living in San Diego, even though I am not a Chargers fan, you kind of grow to like this dude. He may never be a starter but can save a game if your starter goes down. I like his, possibly pointless, social media experiment. I laughed when I read it.

  18. thelastwordyaheard says: May 28, 2014 11:21 PM

    the bet also stipulated that he change his name to Chuckie Knockwurst for the remainder of his uninspiring career

  19. amanistumor says: May 28, 2014 11:45 PM

    He’s just rick rolling you.

  20. bigguy54 says: May 29, 2014 12:05 AM

    Clipboard Jesus could not have arm wrestled, the clipboard would have gotten in the way.

  21. mrneto72 says: May 29, 2014 12:33 AM

    Over the top!!!

  22. patriotsarespygaters says: May 29, 2014 1:57 AM

    Didn’t know clipboard Jesus was still in the league

  23. iamdinguskhan says: May 29, 2014 3:49 AM

    Huh? Social experiment? Strange dudes.

  24. prospero63 says: May 29, 2014 6:55 AM

    Waiting for Kluwe to chime in with his expert opinion. Maybe rant about how he was unfairly excluded from said arm wrestling event and would have been better than the other guy, had he been given a fair shot…

  25. vendettagreen says: May 29, 2014 11:14 AM

    Don’t mince words, Florio. Tell us how you really feel about punters.

  26. dodohead418 says: May 31, 2014 9:54 AM

    Even if its a lie, Charlie Whitehurst still sucks.

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