Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"Well, sure I'm confident. ... That's why I wanted to take that lie detector test, to show how confident I was that I wasn't in the wrong," Kircus said after practice Wednesday in his first public comments since his arrest on May 21.
Coach Mike Shanahan, who had pledged to release Kircus if it was determined he was at fault in the fight, said Tuesday that Kircus would remain on the team after passing a polygraph administered by an FBI expert last week.
Kircus said he told Shanahan he didn't throw the first punch and was acting in self-defense. He volunteered to take a lie detector test to show him he was telling the truth.
"I told him I would do whatever it takes to get the team and the coaches to believe me because it was the truth and I had nothing to hide," Kircus said. "... I said, 'You know what, if I fail this test then you can kick me off.' That's how confident I was.
"I didn't know what to expect from the test, but I knew I was going to tell the truth, so I was 100 percent confident that I was going to pass it."
Kircus faces a second-degree assault charge that carries a prison term of two to six years. He is accused of punching the man and telling him "You don't know what I'm capable of" after a party in suburban Denver on May 20. Kircus is free on $6,000 bail.
Kircus said he's guilty only of poor judgment.
"Well, my bad judgment was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn't break any laws by going where I was. I was out at a time at night that I shouldn't be out at that time. That's obvious. And as I'm growing up and I'm becoming an adult -- it's a slow process for some people -- it's just one of those things you learn from," Kircus said.
Kircus is a backup receiver and return specialist who joined the team last season. He had nine receptions for a team-leading 20.8 yards per catch and returned six punts for a 14.3-yard average last year.
"Another reason why I wanted to do this is I didn't want to lose reps," Kircus said. "This is a long process and it takes six months to a year. So, if there's any doubt in the coach's mind or even the players' minds, then my reps are going to go down and it's not going to look very good for me to be here.
"So, I wanted to get it out of the way right away just in their eyes that ... I want you guys to believe in me and know that I did defend myself."
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
My Aunt Peg was in the accident with my Grandma. She had burns all over her body. She was in the burn unit at the Hospital in Denver. We went right to the hospital to see her. I remember just being able to touch her in certain parts of the body that weren't burned. I wanted so bad to hug her and tell her how much I loved her and that we were all there for her, but I would hurt her if I did. I can remember talking to her and her responding by moving. I honestly thought that she was not going to make it, either. I was so scared. She proved how strong she was and fought through all of that adversity and is here today. She is by far the strongest and most inspirational person I know. I don't know if I could have the strength to go through all of the surgeries and pain, but she has done it. Love you lots, Aunt Peg!
My Grandma Hubbard was a very special person to me. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her. She was someone that would listen to me. It's very hard to find someone that will sit down and listen to you. I remember spending time with her in the summer. It was a lot of fun. We would go up to the camp and spend some time. I would help her and Grandpa Howard trim the paths and trails up by the camp. I loved sitting in their kitchen at the house with Grandpa, watching him eat his chips and cheese whiz while drinking his beer. He would tell us joke after joke and Grandma would laugh, even though she had already heard them a million times before.
The last time I got to spend any time with Grandma was the Fall of 1986. My dad and I took some time off and went up to Glenwood to help Grandma winterize her house. It was a nice time. I remember she made us a great dinner (as usual) and we all watched the Broncos Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets. The Broncos were 6-0 going into that game. They lost that game to the Jets 22-10, but they did end up going to the Super Bowl that season. I am not going to go into any more details of that Super Bowl, though. Another date that always comes to mind is January 25, 1998. That is the day that the Denver Broncos won their first ever Super Bowl. I wanted so bad for my Grandma to see the Broncos win one. That was one of the first things that I thought of after the game. She would have been so happy to see that.
I know that I have typed a lot here. I just wanted to share some of my memories of the greatest person that I have ever known. I am so happy that my Grandma didn't have to suffer after her accident. My aunt Peg has suffered so much, but has proven how tough she is and how important family and friends are in a time of tragedy. I love you Peg. You are an inspiration for everyone and Grandma would be so proud of you. You have been a trooper through all of this.
Grandma, I know that you are looking down at me right now. I wish that you could be here to see my beautiful kids and my new wife and wonderful family. They would have loved to have met you. I tell Madison and Zach about you all of the time. I love you and miss you so much. I wish that you were still here.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"Comments made by Opie and Anthony on yesterday's broadcast put into question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter," Washington-based XM said in a statement. "The management of XM Radio decided to suspend Opie and Anthony to make clear that our on-air talent must take seriously the responsibility that creative freedom requires of them."
Opie and Anthony, who last week apologized for the sex comments, struck a more defensive tone on Monday's broadcast. They lamented the state of radio and what they perceived as excessive reactions to comments made by themselves and other radio disc jockeys.
The pair also expressed sympathy for Don Imus, saying his career is now "gone, just because he was trying to entertain people."
Last month, cable network MSNBC dropped its simulcast of Imus' show, then CBS Radio fired him for using racist and sexist terms to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team.
On May 9, Opie and Anthony, whose full names are Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, aired a segment with a man they call Homeless Charlie. As the names of Rice, Bush and the queen came up, Charlie said in vulgar terms that he would like to have sex with each of them.
Opie and Anthony were fired by CBS Radio in 2002 after broadcasting a call from two listeners who said they were having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Opie and Anthony also host a syndicated, tamer terrestrial radio program for CBS. Opie and Anthony will be on the air for that program as scheduled Wednesday morning, CBS Radio said Tuesday.
A call to Opie and Anthony's agent, Robert Eatman, was not immediately returned Tuesday.
This picture was shot from Kory and Darla's camera phone. We have been dating for a year and a half and have been living together for almost a year. We were both ready to settle down and enjoy all of our kids together. ALL the kids were very excited. Madison and Zach were very happy!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
It's Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there. I would not be here, if it wasn't for the two mom's in the picture above. Happy Mother's Day Mom and Grandma. Love you. Get to feeling better Grandma! And Mom, get that other hip replaced!!! :)
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Hayden, Eric D. and Baker, Brenda M., both of Wichita.
Hidalgo, Juan and Lozano, Wendy J., both of Wichita.
Ho, Kha T., Halle, Germany, and Le, Tram A.T., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hoadley, Joel M. and Albright, Jillian J., both of O'Fallon, Mo.
Horn, Jason M. and Rivers, Jessica R., both of Austin, Texas.
Hubbard, Raymond C. and Tilley, Kristi L., both of Wichita.