Found May 02, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
From a light-hearted conversation to a misunderstood point of view, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked a simple question about a sensitive topic regarding NFL rules and his answer was distorted, according to the coach. Tuesday morning on Baltimore’s 98 Rock, Harbaugh was being interviewed about charity work for former Ravens linebacker, now Ravens’ senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance to help raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. Photo Via When asked about bending the rules to win in the NFL, Harbaugh said “No,” but went onto discuss ’Spygate’ and ‘Bountygate’. Harbaugh spoke about the public’s perception regarding the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints.  However, Harbaugh’s statement was not of his own words or feelings. Since Harbaugh gave voice to the situation, his statement was misunderstood as being his opinion.  Harbaugh released this statement via Ravens’ press release: “While on the 98 Rock show

Ravens coach John Harbaugh calls Patriots Super Bowl wins

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John Harbaugh issues statement retracting earlier comments

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John Harbuagh says the Patriots’ Super Bowls are ‘stained,’ have asterisks

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Harbaugh backtracks from Spygate comments

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