In regards to Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Golzalez, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports on the following:
In a story that appeared in the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine, the future Hall of Famer said part of the reason he decided to retire and not return to the Falcons next season was because none of his teammates came to his defense after Burnett yelled, "F--- you! You ain't s---" to Gonzalez.
Burnett, though, denied Gonzalez's allegations.
"I don't know where this is coming from or who said it, but I work real hard on and off the field to build a good a reputation around the league, and I've got too much respect for the game to even say something like that," Burnett said in a telephone interview on Thursday. "I've got too much respect for myself. I've got a 4-year-old son who looks up to me. I respect someone like Tony Gonzalez, who's a first-ballot Hall of Famer, to ever say or do anything like that."