Did Todd Haley Write ‘Chiefs Suck!’ On A Napkin?


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According to Deadspin via a reader named Joe, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Todd Haley, allegedly wrote “Chiefs suck!!” on a napkin while signing an autograph.

Joe writes:

"After a few minutes of scrambling around to find something for him to autograph I found a white bar napkin and headed towards him. I approached him giving him some story of how my fiancee’s dad has been a huge fan since he was Head Coach of his favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs. He said thanks, and then proceeded to sign the napkin with his name and the phrase; “Go Steelers!” “Chiefs Suck!”"

The article doesn’t end there. Joe goes on to explain that a drunken friend later showed up and started verbally taunting Haley from across the bar. Joe claims Haley got annoyed and came over to the friend, asking him to stop.

"He proceeded to approach my friends and I to give us some speech about how he just moved his entire family to Pittsburgh and how he just wants to coach and then asked my friend, and I quote; “Why do you have to be so gay?” We all instantly erupted seeing as how Haley stuck it to our buddy and we clapped in excitement and astonishment that Todd Haley just gave our buddy the business. Needless to say, this remark didn’t sit to well with my friend."

The article includes a picture of the napkin as well as a snapshot of a man resembling Haley.

Deadspin makes their bead off of this kind of story and while it is entirely possible that this situation went down, there is no way to know for sure. I imagine if Haley did write “Chiefs suck!!” on the napkin, he was likely doing so in a lighthearted manner.

In short, nothing to see here.