Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis took to Twitter Tuesday evening to refute a report made by Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that stated Lewis said the Steelers made a mistake by not locking him up long term.
I was misquoted by a reporter saying it was a mistake not to give me a contract last year. Try to (cont) tl.gd/kiqgvn
— Keenan Lewis (@KeenanLewis23) January 2, 2013
“I was misquoted by a reporter saying it was a mistake not to give me a contract last year,” Lewis posted via Twitter. “Try to make my image look bad, but here Wat it is, I\’m not money greedy, I had my exit meeting today and it went great. I know we in the right direction as far as a contract, I believe strongly I would be apart of Steeler Nation next season. To do a three peat as the number one pass defense period. Here we go.”
Robinson posted on Twitter Tuesday, “Keenan Lewis plans to test free agency. He told #Steelers “they made a mistake” by not offering multi-year deal before 2012 season.”
Keenan Lewis plans to test free agency. He told #Steelers “they made a mistake” by not offering multi-year deal before 2012 season.
— Alan Robinson (@arobinson_Trib) January 1, 2013
You can see that Lewis certainly has a right to be upset if indeed Robinson misquoted him. Until Robinson has a rebuttal for this accusation, however, we are at a standstill. Robinson has not deleted his tweet as of the time of this post, so apparently he is sticking with his quotes.
Lewis also added via Twitter, “I just want to clear this up: I never said anything about @steelers making a mistake by not signing me last season. I love the Rooneys, Organization & fans. I only stayed that my agent will handle the contract talks.”