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Reports indicate that people involved with the Kansas City Chiefs have “blocked” NFL Films from airing audio of an incident during the Super Bowl involving tight end Travis Kelce and head coach Andy Reid.

The New York Post cites “two people highly plugged into the sports media business” as indicating that the Chiefs have kept the audio from being made public – despite Kelce being ‘mic’d up’ during the game.

Ryan Glasspiegel, a Post reporter, shared a video from “Inside the NFL” which plays audio of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ‘mic’d up’ but then shifts to audio of CBS color commentator Tony Romo explaining what happened between Kelce and Reid immediately afterward.

Travis Kelce Pushed His Head Coach

As a quick recap, Travis Kelce was livid with his coach for being on the sideline during a play in the early part of the second quarter of Super Bowl LVIII.

Running back Isiah Pacheco lost a fumble in the red zone following a huge 52-yard pass from quarterback Mahomes to wide receiver Mecole Hardman. At the time, it could have been a very costly mistake.

And while Pacheco apologized to anybody who would listen to him, Kelce responded to the adversity by shoving his 65-year-old coach on the sideline, apparently for daring to not have him in on that particular play.

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Kelce had previously suggested his comments during the heated confrontation with Reid would be made public since he had a mic on during the big game.

Now, however, Glasspiegel says “audio of Travis Kelce’s Super Bowl 2024 blowup at Andy Reid could stay buried forever.”

Why, though, is anybody’s guess.

The Post spoke with a lip reader who claims Travis Kelce said, “Hey, come on, you fucker, put me on” which is relatively tame in the heat of a crucial moment in the biggest NFL game of the year.

Kelce joked about the incident after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers saying, “I was just telling him how much I love him,” while Reid also downplayed the controversy.

The Post report suggests there is little that would be earth-shattering in the audio for it not to be released.

“The sound bite is of huge national interest, and it’s hard to imagine that anything he said could have been worse than the act of physically bumping his head coach,” Glasspiegel writes. “Regardless, the decision has been made…”

It probably isn’t all that bad, unless he said something along the lines of: ‘That fumble wasn’t in the NFL-written script we went over before the game, Andrew!’

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