During post game locker interviews, Short addressed the hit on Brees. ““I put a move on the offensive lineman and was right next to him and put my hand up near his face. But he’s a shorter quarterback and I just happened to hit him (Drew Brees) in his face. It wasn’t on purpose and it wasn’t out of frustration or anything like that. I was just doing my job.”
The video and Drew Brees tells us a different story, however.
Kawann Short on Drew Brees hit: "It wasn’t on purpose and it wasn’t out of frustration or anything like that. I was just doing my job." pic.twitter.com/3iB990BEt5— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) October 18, 2016
“It wasn’t that hard, but it just looked like he straight punched me in the mouth. That’s what it felt like and that’s what it looked like on the JumboTron, but I’ll take the 15 yards every time, and we got the touchdown anyways, so we are all good,” Brees said following the team’s victory.