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Donovan McNabb has retired from the NFL, but finds that even after you leave the league, people are still going to have bones to pick. The former quarterback has been accused by another former eagle of bullying and spreading false, vicious rumors.
Offensive lineman Shawn Andrews says that McNabb told others that he was gay, which he says he is not. When asked about the allegations, McNabb was clear in his response.
“That is ridiculous,” McNabb told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t know what comments you expect to get from me, but that is news to me and completely false. For me to bully anybody, that sounds unbelievable.”
According to the site Sync Weekley, Andrews said that McNabb “was degrading to me and spread rumors.”
Andrews may have other bones to pick with the Eagles organization as well. He was cut back in 2010 and then went through a depression that is common among professional athletes who can’t imagine life without football. In 2008, Andrews apologized to the team for not reporting as he was supposed to, and claimed that McNabb “was rolling his eyes at me the whole time.”
“I don’t really understand why this would come about, one, and two, how this would even be an accusation,” McNabb said. “If there’s anything I can say, I was more than open to Shawn. I always tried to be open to all the guys.”
The bullying conversation is new to professional football, where bullying another person was once a source of pride. The “sissy-fication’ of the sport has angered some who are used to grown men handling their own situations. It’s hard to think that a small quarterback can bully a big, bulky offensive lineman. That just seems strange.