Tim Brown: 'I Never Called it Sabotage'
After former Raiders head coach Bill Callahan called on former Raider great to retract his allegation that Callahan sabotaged the 2003 Super Bowl, Brown--on Wednesday--said he "never called it sabotage."
"I never called it sabotage," Brown said on Dan Patrick's radio show. "I think in my statement last Saturday night I said that's something that we can't prove. But it's something that was brought up."
Last weekend, though, Brown did say the players called "it sabotage":
"We all called it sabotage ... because Callahan and Gruden were good friends," Brown said. "And Callahan had a big problem with the Raiders, you know, hated the Raiders. You know, only came because Gruden made him come. Literally walked off the field on us a couple of times during the season when he first got there, the first couple years.
On Wednesday, Brown reiterated he said he did not explicitly say "Bill sabotaged the game."
"I wouldn't say that because that's not something I would ever have knowledge about," Brown said. "But I have to say the word was thrown around, not just by myself, not just by myself, right after the game."
Brown also said it was not "out of the realm of possibility" that the late Raiders owner Al Davis, who was known to interfere and tinker with game plans, could have told Callahan to "scratch" his original game plan.
Brown's comments come after Callahan's statement, which called him to retract his "defamatory" comments, suggested Callahan may be considering legal action against Brown.