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Ed Driscoll

Is Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther?

February 2nd, 2014 - 2:18 pm

That’s the question that Oliver Darcy is asking at the Blaze:

As the Super Bowl looms over New York City, an old accusation is once again looming over Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: It’s rumored he’s a 9/11 truther.

In June, Deadspin ran an article — republishing it last week — detailing a meeting Carroll had with recently retired four-star Army General Peter Chiarelli. The conversation, which reportedly started off friendly, escalated when the topic switched to Iraq.

“So did the discussion last year turn hostile? A source close to Chiarelli, one who wasn’t present when he spoke to Carroll, told us that it did,” Deadspin reported. “He said the general had to leave the room because Carroll had rankled him so thoroughly.”

“‘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.”

I didn’t really have a dog in this hunt, but between the above article and this one, the choice of who to root for today is becoming quite simple.

Post-Game Update: “9/11 truther crashes Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith’s press conference [pic, Vine],” from Twitchy.

He’d be better off solving the real conspiracy: Where was the real Payton Manning and the rest of the Denver Broncos today?

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Don't know if Pete's a Truther. But he's still trying to live down inviting O.J. Simpson to the USC practice for a pep talk 12 years ago:
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Ed, come on. I have no idea what Pete Carroll's politics are, nor do I care. This is football. Go look at Russell Wilson and his values and hard work and tell me he is not just as much of a roll model as anyone on the Broncos?

Ultimately, provided the refs don't screw it up, it will be objective. Who wins is the better team.
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