Retired Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb denied bullying allegations, accusations stemming from former teammate and offensive lineman Shawn Andrews.

"That is ridiculous," McNabb told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I don't know what comments you expect to get from me, but that is news to me and completely false. For me to bully anybody, that sounds unbelievable.

Andrews told Arkansas website Sync Weekley, though, that McNabb "was degrading to me and spread rumors." Andrews said one of the rumors spread by McNabb was that he was gay.

Andrews was cut in 2010 after dealing with back problems and a bout with depression. Andrews said when he reported in 2008 after initially refusing to do so he apologized to the team and claimed McNabb "was rolling his eyes at me the whole time."

"I don't really understand why this would come about, one, and two, how this would even be an accusation," McNabb said. "If there's anything I can say, I was more than open to Shawn. I always tried to be open to all the guys."

Former Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia backed McNabb, saying "I never saw anything negative or evil come out of [McNabb]."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.