New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff,

Noted gasbag Max Kellerman got caught in an embarrassing moment on ESPN’s “First Take” recently. But the host isn’t owning the moment. In fact he’s claiming he doesn’t even know what anyone’s talking about.

Attempting to calm the whirlwind of one of the great sports scandals of our time, the Dan Le Batard show gave Kellerman an olive branch. The ESPN host had a chance to air out the issue, which you can watch above.

Unfortunately for Kellerman, he doesn’t admit anything. Instead he commits one of the primary flatulence bylaws, which officially reads: “He who denied it, supplied it.”

As a refresher, here’s the original fart, which Kellerman apparently attempts to cover up with a throat-clear:

I categorically deny – no,” joked Kellerman. “Right before I got off the set I saw this, right before the last commercial break, and I tried to listen for it and I couldn’t hear it. Even just now when you played it, I couldn’t hear it. But let’s say there was that noise – I don’t know who dealt it. It wasn’t me, that’s all I can tell you.”

I mean that’s as open-and-shut as it gets. Kellerman apparently never educated himself on the bylaws. It’s a wonder how many times he’s gotten away with supplying it in the past.

“I will take your word for it that there was some sound. And that sound sounded like a fart. And perhaps it was. But it wasn’t me, that’s all I can tell you,” Kellerman added.

He went on to filibuster over what exactly he’s being accused of doing. Did he purposely try to cover it up, or did he cough for real and it forced a little something out?

Either way, Kellerman is denying that the noise in question didn’t come from him. Like most of his takes on Tom Brady and the Patriots, it sounds like a bunch of hot air.

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