In the piece, published online by Bleacher Report, Pearlman maintains everything in the article is accurate:
"Rocker has maintained, on multiple occasions, that the quotes were pieced together and/or taken out of context. This is 100-percent untrue. When Rocker first made the case, I said I would play the tape for him. He never responded.
And yet...he was also young. And dumb. And naive."
Ever the closer, Rocker recounts his own tale. In his own blog, published on the conservative website WND.com, Rocker states he was asked to comment for the Bleacher Report piece before it published.