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Gonzalez tells teammates he's not bitter about failed trade request

Updated: October 16, 2008, 2:42 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tony Gonzalez held a players-only meeting with his teammates Wednesday to assure them he's not bitter the Kansas City Chiefs failed to trade him to a contender.

The nine-time Pro Bowler admitted, however, he first felt "betrayed" that the Chiefs had not made a deal before the NFL trade deadline Tuesday.

"Initially, yes," he said. "I thought, 'I can't believe this. It's a lie.' But then the more I think about it, the more I calm down."

Gonzalez said he asked ...

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