With the advancement of technology with camera phones, digital cameras and the sheer amount of angles they provide on TV it’s hard to believe they miss anything during an NFL game, let alone the Super Bowl. But one of the biggest mysteries or urban legends of the modern sports era is from Super Bowl XXXIX.
Allegedly, Donovan McNabb vomited during crunch time of the big game. McNabb has not all surprisingly denied these rumors at every chance he gets.
And while some teammates have supported Donovan’s denial, one has come out and claimed he did.
“Yes,” cornerback Lito Sheppard said, via Philly.com. “He did.”
Philly.com adds other notable players denials of the event:
“He was almost puking,” center Hank Fraley told WIP’s Angelo Cataldi.
“I don’t know if it was breathing or what,” said receiver Freddie Mitchell.
“He was coughing a little, but he didn’t seem sick,” said running back Brian Westbrook.
Sheppard tried to recount the event, and his lack of confidence in these comments suggests that he could be remembering incorrectly.
“I think it was more so walking to the line of scrimmage, I think,” he said.
“It just happened,” Sheppard said, “He was walking up and …”
Still sounds questionable how one person in a packed stadium could see it.
“Because it was subtle. It happened so subtle,” Sheppard said.