Ladies and gentlemen, we have an update in the Spitgate situation.
While Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain denied that he spit in the face of Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder during Baltimore's 26-10 win yesterday afternoon, some video of the incident between the two men has hit the internet, and it doesn't appear to back McClain's story.
Here is the clip, which appears to show McClain spit in Crowder's face during an altercation late in the third quarter.
It's impossible to tell for sure what happened, but it sure looks like Crowder's accusations are substantiated by that footage.
Here's what Crowder said after the game:
"That punk Le'Ron McClain spit in my face," Crowder said after the game. "Write that down. He spit in my face. The referees told me they didn't see anything, but I know what he did, and so does he."
"He spit in my face and that's why I got mad," Crowder continued. "The refs told me they didn't see the spit hit my face. That's some ho [expletive] and he's a ho, go tell him. That's why he was cutting me, he's a cutter, he's soft. I want to say some other choice words ... he's soft and he spit in my face."
McClain denied spitting on Crowder, saying that isn't his style.
"Nah, I didn't spit on him," McClain said. "That's crazy. That's not my game. I'm Le'Ron McClain, man. Le'Ron McClain don't spit on another player. But I will block you. Four quarters. That's a fact.
"If he's frustrated that I was straight getting after him all game, that's a fact. That's his opinion if he thought I spit on him, but the fact is, throughout the game, for four quarters, I was doing my job. And I'll just leave it at that."
After taking a look at the above footage, the NFL might not think that it's just Crowder's opinion that McClain spit in his face.
They might consider it a fact, and if they do, the Ravens' fullback will almost certainly have a hefty fine waiting for him.
UPDATE: McClain has responded to the video on Twitter, and he continues to deny any wrongdoing, although he now acknowledges that he might have spit on Crowder unintentionally.
"Le'Ron McClain did not and I repeat did not spit on Channing Crowder," McClain wrote.."#FACT!! Man that's nasty! We were trash talking** C'mon Man*"
"Video shows me arguing with guy!" McClain added in a separate Tweet. "Called him something and i guess a Lil spit got on him. Not on purpose but I have moved on to Atlanta #FACT"