The NFL has seen the likes of SpyGate, BountyGate, and, most recently, PlaybookGate.
Allow Bernard Pollard to introduce ShowerGate.
In comments made to ESPN.com, the Titans’ veteran safety accused the Broncos of turning off the hot water after last year’s matchup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“You know the hot water was working before the game, then all of a sudden after the game it’s not working?” Pollard said. “They are bringing in millions or almost billions of dollars a year. I’m sorry, but that was a switch that was hit. Just like the Super Bowl [lights], that was a switch that was hit.”
The game, which Denver won 51-28, was held on Dec. 8 amid freezing temperatures — 18 degrees at kickoff. Pollard, for what it’s worth, recorded seven tackles in the contest.
Never one to hold his tongue, Pollard’s conspirical sour grapes are duly noted. The teams don’t square off again until 2016, when the Broncos will visit LP Field.
As a precaution, Denver might want to pack a generator. Better to be safe than dripping cold … or something.