Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/11/14
  As reported by Deadspin, last spring Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was visited by retired general and the Army’s former vice chief of staff Peter Chiarelli. During his visit to Seahawks headquarters Carroll figured what better time would he have to question a high-ranking official about the truths regarding the 9/11 attacks. According to sources the meeting between Chiarelli and Carroll started off amicably as the two discussed the team and traumatic brain injury research. Then as the general began discussing his eye-witness experience with brain injuries during his time in Iraq, the conversation took a different turn. Carroll reportedly asked if the September 11th attacks were real or had they been planned by the US government. He specifically questioned the validity of the attack on the Pentagon and according to former NFL linebacker Riki Ellison who was in attendance, asked Chiarelli about a number of September 11th conspiracy theories. “Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about,” said Riki Ellison, the former NFL linebacker who now runs the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and introduced Carroll to Chiarelli. Ellison, along with Seahawks offensive line coach Pat Ruel, was at the meeting as well. “And he didn’t stop at 9/11—he had lots of questions about the role of the military today.” Carroll isn’t crazy, Ellison said. He’s just skeptical. “Pete grew up in California during Vietnam, and during Watergate. That’s just the perspective he brings to the table.” A source that knows Chiarelli said that the conversation got a little hostile and that he had to leave the room because it bothered him so much. However, Ellison said that wasn’t true and that the conversation remained jovial despite Carroll’s questions. If you have questions about the validity of 9/11 then why not ask about them when you have a high-ranking official right in front of you, but the truth of the matter is, that even if some of Carroll’s questions were valid Chiarelli wasn’t going to tell him.
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