Broncos' Quinn Un-disses Tebow

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Posted: February 22, 2012

BRADY QUINN is backpedaling as if a 350-pound tackle is closing in on him.

Yesterday, the Broncos quarterback said quotes he made about teammate Tim Tebow in a recent GQ magazine article were taken out of context.

The article, written by Michael Silver, was titled, "The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time."

In it, Silver quotes NFL coaches, players, executives and analysts talking about Tebow and the mania that ensued last season.

When Broncos starter Kyle Orton got the team off to a 1-4 start it was Tebow, not Quinn, who was tapped to take over.

In the article Quinn said the Broncos may have been swayed by fan pressure to pick Tebow over him. These are fans, you'll remember, who erected a billboard that read: "Broncos Fans to John Fox: Play Tebow!!"

"I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that," Quinn said in GQ. "Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I don't have any billboards. That would have been nice."

Quinn also told the mag that under Tebow, "We've had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply."

Yesterday, Quinn was busy crafting an about-face on Twitter.

"The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos," he wrote. "Tim deserves a 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 conducted 3 months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments. I have addressed my disappointment 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 team's or Tim's success this season."

L-Train moment

On this date in 1990, La Salle' Lionel Simmons scored his 3,000th point in a win over Manhattan. Simmons finished his career with 3,217 points, third on the all-time NCAA list behind Pete Maravich and Freeman Williams.

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