Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt already downplayed Boldin's sideline spat with Haley. I have seen no evidence suggesting this will be a relevant story line heading into Super Bowl XLIII.
Boldin on what led to the spat: "I was not given any explanation why I was taken out. Like any competitor I wanted to know why."
Boldin on whether he has a problem with Haley: "Not a problem at all. I'm committed to this team ... one goal in mind ... to win the Super Bowl. That's why I came back early from the facial injury. You don't get this opportunity all the time."
Boldin on leaving the field early: "I didn't leave through a back door. I tried to get in and out as quickly as possible to beat the media. I didn't want the story line to be me and Todd getting into it."
Avoiding reporters probably worked against Boldin in this case. The situation did become a story line, albeit a short-lived one. Expect the Super Bowl media blitz to keep asking about the situation, but don't expect the situation to affect the Cardinals.