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Buchanan Denies Outing Vick

In the most predictable news story of the week, former U of L and Atlanta Falcons defensive back Ray Buchanan denied that he made comments about Michael Vick that were attributed to him on a radio show on Monday.

"I don't know anything about Mike being involved in dogfighting, and that's for real, coming from the Mouth of the South," Buchanan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday. "For me to say something like that is wrong because I'd never throw another player under the bus. I don't know and I didn't say anything about Mike Vick, who I know, who I live by, having anything to do with dogfighting.

"All I know is what everybody else knows, and that's the stuff I see on the news or read about."

"That stuff he said I said is stuff he was saying to me, that 'He heard this and he heard that,'" Buchanan said. "I told him that I didn't have common knowledge about that. I told him that I knew that Mike loves dogs. Everybody knows that Mike loves his dogs. But I never heard anything about Mike and dogfighting.

"I did make a joke about Mike making $130 million and why would he need to be involved in dogfighting making that kind of money. Maybe he took something out of that to try and legitimize some of the things he came at me with. I guess he was trying to get something out of me."

For his part, Chris Landry - the radio host in question - is not backing down from his comments.

"I went on a radio station there and said what I had to say," Landry said. "I'm not looking to make news with this thing."

When told about Buchanan's denial, Landry was stunned.

"I'm going to stand by comments that I made on the show," Landry said. "That's all I'm going to say about it."

The radio host, Steve Duerring, said Monday that Landry "was pretty convincing."

Buchanan denying these comments was as sure a thing as Hugh Grant starring in a shitty romantic comedy (I liked Notting Hill) every nine months, it was bound to happen. This doesn't change the fact that there are enormous holes in Vick's story.

And if you're still not convinced, I suppose you can always hold out until the video is released.