BREAKING NEWS VIA ESPN.GO.COM
When the NFL unveiled its MVPs from the previous 39 Super Bowls, only three living members skipped the ceremony.
Former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw decided to stay home, while former Dolphins MVP Jake Scott was traveling in Australia.
Montana, the league’s only three-time Super Bowl MVP, and Bradshaw reportedly turned down the invitation over money.
Both denied the reports.
In a phone interview with “Quite Frankly” host Stephen A. Smith on Monday night, Montana vehemently denied forgoing the ceremony over money and reiterated that his absence was due to his preference to see his son’s basketball game.
Montana told ESPN last week that he wasn’t going to attend the Super Bowl because his son had an important basketball game he wanted to attend. Bradshaw, according to the Chronicle, told league officials he wanted to be with his family.
Montana said money was never an issue and that he would not have attended the Super Bowl ceremony even if the appearance fee had been greater than the $100,000 he was reported to have requested.
i choose to believe it was to be with his son. i was looking for him in that line of studs and i have to admit i was rather disappointed(not like cry myself to sleep disappointment, but ya know, bummed)when he didn’t walk out. good for him!!
he’s probably just bitter that he was only the second best quarterback the 49ers had in the ’80s. let him stay home. after all, you can’t spell overrated without a little r and r.
“…been there done that” seems an appropriate response for these guys, especially when they just want to stay home.
I believe that Joe believes his own words. But every man has a price and I wonder how much his son’s basketball game was worth to him. I’m not judging him though, because I would have skipped my own son’s game for $25,000.
what & who DON’T you think is overrated Brintus? Joe Montana? Your antagonistic street cred is on the curb headed for the gutter, yo.
second best QB the 49ers had in the 80’s, I thought he was the best QB/player ever…who are you talkin about Diga?
wops, this is DD, I’m on Dwyers computer since mine is dead