Todd Haley Releases Statement

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Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley was fired yesterday after nearly three years with the organization.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and GM Scott Pioli held a press conference in the afternoon which you can view at

Later in the day, Haley released a statement.

“First, I would like to thank Clark Hunt and the kansas city chiefs for giving me the opportunity to coach this historic franchise. Growing up in the NFL, watching my Dad help build those great Pittsburgh Steeler teams, I have a profound love for this league. This opportunity has been a dream come true.

I would like to sincerely thank my coaches and my players for their commitment and loyalty throughout my time with the chiefs.

The rest of Haley’s statement is after the jump.

I would like to thank all of the great chiefs fans. my wife chrissy and i would also like to thank the city of kansas city for welcoming us and our 5 children and making us feel at home.

I am proud to have been a part of continued improvement and the first afc west title since 2003. this year has been extremely challenging, but despite losing several key players to injury and free agency, we have been able to remain competitive and remain in contention with 3 games remaining in the season. i wish the coaches and players good luck down the stretch.

NFL football is extremely competitive. Being hired and fired is part of this business. i want to thank everyone for their support and i look forward to my next opportunity in this great league.”

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