Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White, who was concussed by an illegal hit from Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in their meeting early this month, admitted Wednesday that his initial reaction was a little "childish."
But White also seemed to be having some memory issues, denying that he ever made some of his previous comments.
White initially called Gronkowski's one-game suspension a "joke" and reportedly sent a text to ESPN saying "the whole hood want him," referring to Gronkowski. He also questioned Gronkowski's manhood in an Associated Press story:
White didn't want to hear (about Gronkowski's apology).
"No. His intentions were what he did," White said. "A man don't do that."
It's not lost on him that the Bills travel to play New England on Dec. 24.
"Oh, I'm not worried about it. I'll take it one game at a time," White said. "We'll see what happens."
Wednesday, White sounded much more like his head coach than an upset player and denied making some of his comments.
Here's part of the transcript:
Q: What lingering thoughts do you have after what happened a couple of weeks back with the hit and all that?
A: I don’t have any.
A: No. I’m thinking about winning [and] trying to get into the playoffs. So yeah, that’s what I’m thinking about right there: one game season, getting into the playoffs and trying to end that 17-year streak.
Q: Five days after it happened, you had some thoughts and you questioned whether [Rob Gronkowski] is a man.
A: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: You said ‘a man doesn’t do that,’ if I’m correct.
A: No, you got me twisted up. I didn’t say that.
Q: What did you say?
A: That I’m focused on winning and we’re trying to get to the playoffs. Stuff like that. It’s all about the team.
OK, everyone got that? It's all about the process; always has been. Move it along.