I just posted the comments Joe Theismann made regarding Brady Quinn’s appearance at the draft this past weekend and have come across Quinn’s reaction to them from yesterday’s Browns minicamp.
“It’s tough,” he said. “I apologize to anyone, obviously, who is a Notre Dame alum, or for those fans who thought I wasn’t being very business like. I was there for awhile, and at that moment in time, when you finally get picked after waiting for 41/2 hours, the last thought in my head was spit out your gum, fix your hair or make sure your shirt and everything looked good.
Quinn would go on to add
“I’m a big fan of his,” Quinn said. “I guess he’s not a big fan of me. He’s one of those guys — Joe Theismann, Joe Montana — they’ve been right there along the way, people who have kind of come back and helped out our program. And he has been one of those big influences, so I have a lot of respect for him.
“I think him making those comments only kind of makes you look at yourself in the mirror and say ‘Well, hey, maybe you need to look at those sorts of things.’ And obviously, there in case is the haircut.”
Take note Joe, their is a classy way to do something and a not classy way to do something. Trashing the appearance of a 22 year old kid who had just lost potentially millions and millions of dollars on a nationally broadcast radio show is not a classy way to do something. Publicly apologizing for not looking 100% professional after losing millions of dollars to someone who doesn’t deserve an apology is very classy.
Quinn continues to impress me this off-season and here’s hoping he turns a lot of heads this year with the Browns.