Haley Apologizes For No Hand Shake

From the Truman Sports Complex

While it doesn’t sound like he plans to call Josh McDaniels anytime soon, Todd Haley apologized Monday afternoon for his actions in the post-game moments of the Chiefs-Broncos game on Sunday in Denver.

“I do want to apologize for me not shaking Josh’s hand after the game,” Haley said during his Monday meeting with the media. “I do believe in doing what’s right, and that was not right. I probably let the emotions of the situation get me too much and I apologize to the fans, to Denver and to Josh.”

Haley would not detail the circumstances that had him wagging his finger at the Broncos head coach and refusing his outstretched hand.

“I don’t think that’s necessary to get into it,” Haley said. “I think it’s necessary to let everybody know that I would do that over again at the end. It wasn’t the right thing to do.”

WDAF-TV has video and audio of the moment. “There’s a lot of (bleep) being talked about you,” Haley can be heard saying to McDaniels, before walking away from his outstretched hand.

When asked if he had communicated his apology directly to McDaniels or planned to, Haley said “No.”

“I felt like communicating to the majority (of people) and anybody that was watching it, to let them know how I felt,” Haley continued. “That’s what’s important.”

On Monday in Denver, McDaniels talked about the incident and indicated he had no idea what instigated the moment.

“I don’t know, I’m not sure about that,” McDaniels said. “I was proud of the way we played and I have a lot of respect for their entire organization. Obviously I know a lot of people over there.”

3 Responses to “Haley Apologizes For No Hand Shake”

  • November 15, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    I’m as pissed about the loss as the next guy, but if you ask me, you really need a damn good reason to not observe the niceties of the sport. Win or lose, you shake hands.

  • November 15, 2010  - el cid says:

    Not really about shaking hands or niceties of the game. It is about “class”. Either you have it or you don’t. If Haley can win enough games, no one will care, he will be excentric or driven. Right now, he is not a winner…..so….. shake hands.

  • November 15, 2010  - Edward says:

    Bottom line I’m little disappointed he apologize. If Haley felt he disrespected us by not taking their starters out like we did last yr then he should have stuck to his guns not shaked his hand and moved on. He doesn’t owe Josh anything if he felt disrespected. As for Josh he knew why Haley didn’t shake his hand he said to his face when he was wagging his finger. Either way its over but it ain’t nothing wrong with our coach hating the Broncos or their head coach because I don’t like them either being a Chiefs fan.

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