Hours after The Athletic reported that Derek Carr has lost the confidence of his teammates, possibly because he cried, the Raiders quarterback set the record straight: He did NOT cry. In fact, he says he did not shed a single tear. Out of either eye! At any point!

Carr, who was responding to his brother Darren, who was responding to Pro Football Talk’s aggregation of The Athletic’s report, said he wasn’t sobbing on the field—he was yelling at his teammates to get him up. Derek told his brother not to waste his time on the story that people will read “because it sounds crazy.”

There’s nothing bizarre about a quarterback crying because he got rocked and was in pain. It’s a normal human reaction to have tears come out of your eyes when you get hurt. But Carr is really trying to be a big tough football guy for his teammates, so crying is NOT acceptable, and he DIDN’T cry, okay?!