Earlier this week, it was widely reported, including here — based on information from the Mayor of Denver's office — that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock injured himself "practicing" Ray Lewis' dance to pay off a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Hancock, it was officially announced, would have to dance at a later date to make good on the wager, which also included sending 15 pounds of "cowboy cut" rib-eye steaks in Baltimore (see above photo) in lieu of the Broncos' loss to the Ravens Saturday.
In an email Wednesday afternoon, the Denver mayor's communication coordinator corrected the original story:
"Mayor Hancock did not injure his leg while practicing the dance, the injury occurred the previous night at a National Western Stock Show event where, while coming off stage, his cowboy boot caught a stair funky and caused him to trip, leading to a partial tear in his right quadriceps."
Once healed, the emailed continued, the Denver mayor "fully intends to fulfill that part of the wager."
We wish the Denver mayor a speedy recovery. We really do. And we're quite sure tearing his quad was painful and an important story in Denver where fans are no doubt still greiving last weekend's double-overtime defeat.
But we're moving on at his point — our focus is on the Patriots — and whether Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is willing to put some good New England seafood on the line.