Via Twitter, Quinn issued a formal and completely believable public apology.
The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos. Tim deserves a— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
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— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments. I have addressed my disappointment— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
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— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
Team's or Tim's success this season.— Brady Quinn (@BQ9) February 21, 2012
Even if it's not believable to you, it should be more than good enough of an apology. The truth is that this is a matter between Quinn and Tebow.
Nobody other than Tebow would really be in any place to be offended by any of the comments. Let's hope that no fans are out there taking sides in this dispute; it's just not worth it.
According to the Associated Press, Broncos Coach John Fox believes that there is no issue between the two quarterbacks.
Fox say there is no rift between the two Denver quarterbacks. He says the two were good teammates and attributes the comments to getting "lost in translation." Fox also believes the apology presents a more accurate portrayal of Quinn that the comments attributed to him.
That is the only thing that matters here. If Tebow and Quinn remain close, what anyone else thinks doesn't matter.
The truth is that comments are going to be taken out of context. People are going to look for the juiciest way to create a story, and that generally means creating a rift.
But if the two men involved in the "feud" don't care, nobody else should either. It was a fun thing to talk about for a few days, but is in no way relevant to anything going forward. When forming an opinion on Tebow or Quinn, don't let the comments you read/hear in GQ Magazine dictate what you think.