Coach shrugs at 9/11 truther rumors
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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is not backing down from his support among 9/11 truthers. 


Carroll, who will coach the Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday, has been linked to conspiracy theorists about the terrorist attacks ever since a 2013 article in Deadspin. 

That article recounted a meeting between Carroll and retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli, a Seahawks fan. Carroll reportedly quizzed the general on a range of questions asking what really happened in the attacks. 

"Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about," said Riki Ellison, a former NFL linebacker who became head of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and set up the meeting, according to Deadspin. 

Carroll has since gained a following among 9/11 truthers, and he did nothing to wave off the attention when asked about the issue by USA Today in an article published Friday. 

"Any notoriety is good I guess," Carroll said. "I will always be interested in the truth, yeah."

At last year's Super Bowl, a Brooklyn man, Matt Mills, snuck into a post-game press conference and called for investigating 9/11. 

"I believe that the implied support of Pete Carroll does help our cause," Mills told USA Today in the story published Friday. "Every single 9/11 skeptic that I have ever spoken to has great respect for him."