Foot-basket-thingy star Troy Aikman has insinuated he might resort to physically harming author Skip Bayless, who in 1996 speculated the athlete might be homosexual. Now, the athlete is speculating he might physically harm the commentator. How sportsmanlike!
The well-known conjecture was brought up during Aikman's interview this week on a Dallas radio show.
Dallas News has the transcript:
"When a guy like that comes out and, whether it's intimated or stated, and there's no substance to that claim, and he's doing it purely to gain interest in a book, that's a problem.," he said.
Aikman then added:
"I will tell you this. I've not seen -- I've not physically seen Skip Bayless since that time. That was in '95. And I still kind of wonder what I might do to him when I do see him."
Dan McDowell, the co-host of BaD Radio, pressed him on the point.
"You certainly will say something," McDowell said.
"Oh, yeah. Yeah," Aikman replied.
"But you don't think it will get physical, do you?" McDowell said.
"Well, I mean, I don't know. I don't know," Aikman said.
Hmmm.... threating violence over being called 'gay' might have the opposite effect on the rumors than what you might hope, Troy.