Mike Ditka wants to make something clear — he didn't fall asleep during ESPN Countdown

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/12/2014, 12:16pm

By now, we’ve all seen the clip from a few weeks ago, where former Bears coach Mike Ditka appeared to be nodding off at the ESPN Countdown desk and was nudged by Keyshawn Johnson before coming to.

Well, Da Coach, or “Dr. Ditka,” would like you to know he wasn’t sleeping.

“I didn’t fall asleep that day, I want to make that clear,” Ditka told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “… but when you’re next to Keshawn … zzzzz.”