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VIDEO: Donovan McNabb responds to Shawn Andrews’ claims: ‘Are you serious?’

Nov 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

Donovan McNabb responded yesterday to Shawn Andrews’ claims that the Eagles quarterback was degrading towards him and spread rumors that really affected his time in Philadelphia.

McNabb was speaking on NBC Sports Radio and dismissed Andrews’ claims as outlandish more so than actually responding substantively to any of the claims:

“For everything that I’ve been questioned for in Philadelphia and now you come out and say… you point the finger directly at me like I’m the one that ruined your career? Why would I want to talk bad about you to others out there and then question your sexuality? Does that make sense at all? And why is this coming out now? It’s unbelievable. I just talked to a reporter from Philadelphia and I was like, ‘Are you serious? Why don’t you just talk to the rest of the teammates and find out what’s going on.’”

As for McNabb wondering why this is all coming out now, I think the answer to that is clearly the Richie Incognito situation bringing bullying in sports to the front of the conversation in the sports world. That situation seems to have given Andrews the courage to speak out.

  1. Nive - Nov 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Drama just loves to follow 5, doesn’t it?

    • Steve - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      I actually think it’s the opposite. It’s always been something with him.

      • willh888 - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        Andy Reid was chastised for not showing enough personality. Donovan was ripped for showing too many of his goofball chatterbox characteristics. Maybe it’s not them. Maybe we dig, dig, dig and wait for someone to say something so we can say ah-ha! see?!

    • Cres - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      No, drama does not follow Donovan. These sorry so called men that can’t hold their own and want to blame other folks for not being able to cut the mustard. McNabb had long successful career in the NFL who is this andrews person, never heard of him…get a life.

  2. Simmonds17 - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I’m not a reflexive McNabb supporter, particularly since he went to Washington, but I’m going to have to stand with No. 5 on this one. Andrews’ allegations just don’t ring true to me – except for maybe the eye-rolling part when Andrews was giving his long locker room speech, which I can imagine did not go over well with plenty of guys on the team.

    Without proof, I’m just not buying these allegations.

    • willh888 - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      Andrews’ best specific example was “he looked at me wrong.” Some guys are just paranoid, but we have to tip toe around statements when a guy suffers from depression instead of holding everyone to the same standard. We will end up treating Sean different like I’m sure he’s used to, and it’s a bit sad.. but really, does Andrews need anyone to feel sorry for him? That’s not support, that’s pity

  3. 33 - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Courage or perhaps the opportunity

  4. red2gold - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Donovan, how can we begin missing you, if you won’t go away?

    • nahroots - Nov 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      He did go away. It’s the Philly media that can’t let go.

      • Frank - Nov 21, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        You hit the nail right on the head. The media keeps dredging up his crap and won’t let him die a natural death. The same thing applies to Barkley, oh he’s just being Charles!

  5. mike mikelson - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    this just seems like something donovan would do. i wasnt there and i dont know the two guys, but my gut tells me andrews is a sincere guy and donovan is a sniveling, ‘whoa is me’, two-faced jerk behind the scenes.

    • wmcgar01 - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      I have heard a lot of stories that support this. I know TO is a ridiculous asshole, but lets not forget that these TWO players caused a huge rift in the locker room. There were players that sided with TO too.

  6. pourman - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Given the players in this drama, I doubt there is anything to this, but for all his righteous indignantion for being questioned, I don’t see anywhere in the quote where he says “I did not do this.”

  7. golem - Nov 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    If you read Andrews’ account, there are contradictions and inconsistencies. Most of it is “I didn’t feel comfortable” BS – you know, the kind of unspecified crap an insecure kid of 12 tells his parents. Nothing to back it up.

    People in Philly never accepted Donovan. The moment he started making their boos at the draft look bad, they sought reasons to dislike him more. “He’s full of drama”, “he’s a goofball”, “he’s not a leader”…meanwhile the guy kept winning games when he was on the field. His backups did just OK – yet it was the few games they won that Donovan’s detractors focus on to say the wins were more about something other than Donovan (for the record, his backups performed very poorly in aggregate. Jeff Garcia was the best of the lot).

    I don’t buy a word of Andrews’ nonsense. He sees a chance to make accusations in an environment where a few extra people might feel sympathetic. He’s an opportunist, and he knows Philly fans don’t have a soft spot for Donovan, so he’s an easy target.

  8. tiredeaglesfan - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Blame…Blame… Blame…sooo tired of it! The years that McNabb and Reid were in Philly were the best years that the Eagles had since the ’60′s, but because they couldn’t win the Super Bowl all people do is find reasons to complain about them. Both have gone on, and it was time. We should consider ourselves lucky to have had all of those wins…all of those happy monday mornings. Yeah, it stinks that we still don’t have the Super Bowl victory…it will come, probably in some fluke year where we’re just expected to be middle of the road. As far as Shawn Andrews…always blaming somebody for his issues. Andrews had plenty of time to make comments after he was done with football, but he waited for the issues in Miami to happen before coming out with vague statements like eye rolling. Eye rolling? Really? Wahhhh…he rolled his eyes at me…BULLY! Pleassse….I know he suffers from depression, but you can’t blame the Eagles or McNabb for that…they tried helping him out…gave him time…brought in his brother. it just didn’t work out. He claims the Giants were classy and he had no problems there…he was there for a whopping six months!!! I wonder how they’d treat him after five years with all of his issues? Oh …wait…he was gone after six months…..hmmmm.

  9. alleyman - Nov 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Tiredeaglesfan,I couldn’t have said it better.Heck they brought his soft as drug store cotton brother Stacy to help him out,and that was a bad move because his brother couldn’t block the blocking sled in practice,he flat out sucked,so let his bi polar azz continue to bitch about nothing,and the media still is behind all of this drama that’s uncalled for,Mc Nabb is gone,get over it losers….

  10. Bob - Nov 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I was never a big Donovan fan however I would support him 1000% versus that FRAUD Shawn Andrews. Shawn and Andrew Bynum have a lot in common. Two people who stole money from Philly franchises and fans and got away with it. Look at the similarities. Play well for a two years and have everyone believing you are the next ten year All Pro-sign the big money contract and never make another productive play. One more thing is they know how to play it so that it is never about them just those unfortunate circumstances. I wish they were both in jail for stealing honest people’s money.

  11. Susan - Nov 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Does everyone forget this guy spent months in California on the Eagles’ dime “rehabbing” his “ailing back’. Then he wanted to be a singer…….remember the videos? The Eagles and Andy did everything they could to get this guy back on the right track. Even hired his brother to help support him. Now he’s a stand-up comedian???? Do you think he wants publicity????? Donovan McNabb is the exemplary Quarterback, outstanding citizen and Family man. I don’t think for one minute he could ever hurt another human being in this way.

    • Cres - Nov 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Thanks Susan. You hit it on the head.


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