SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Denver Broncos were prepared for all kinds of wackiness and quirky questions on Super Bowl Opening Night. They ended up getting asked a lot about the wreck they were in an hour earlier.
The Broncos’ buses were involved in a chain-reaction accident on their way back to their team hotel in Santa Clara following their first practice at Stanford Stadium on Monday.
"I was on my cellphone and the next thing you know I saw guys just jumping up, ‘Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!’ and I look up and the bus was swerving," tight end Vernon Davis said. "We kind of ran into the back of a bus and a bus ran into the back of us. No one really got injured or anything. All went well.
"I think the only thing that happened was my cellphone fell out of my hand."
Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said nobody was injured in the accident on the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 101, but he had no information on what caused the fender bender.
Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware tweeted a photo of police investigating the accident.
"To keep the day interesting, we have a small wreck," he posted. "Looks like everyone is ok though."
An hour later, at what used to be known as media day, Ware said it was a scary situation.
"It was. When you think about going and doing the media, you wouldn't think about being in an accident and coming here to talk about it," he said. "But I am just glad everybody is OK from it."