The Uber driver who captured and posted footage of Ottawa Senators players criticizing assistant coach Martin Raymond claims he deleted a second video from the same ride.
James Sparklin said he spoke to a member of the Senators organization and told them he got rid of the other clip.
"I called the team ... because I wanted to make sure they understood that I have destroyed the other tape. It will never ever see the light of day," the Arizona native told The Canadian Press.
However, a spokesperson for the team denied that Sparklin apologized to the club, saying, "Based on our review, we have no reason to believe that any such conversation took place."
Sparklin described the second video as showing the players entering his van and having a discussion about the number of passengers.
In the aftermath of the video circulating earlier this month, Sparklin mentioned he was aggravated by something that happened early in the trip involving how many passengers he'd be taking in the van.
Sparklin told CP on Sunday that the second video shows him discussing that issue with the players, and he was concerned both that his rating would be affected and his insurance wouldn't cover the ride because Uber XL is for six or fewer passengers.
He may not have apologized to the team, but Sparklin did so in his interview with CP.
"I am extremely sorry for what happened and it is not right," he said. "I never meant harm on any of the players involved, the coaching staff involved, the owner involved, the town that was involved ... I wasn’t thinking at all."
Uber fired Sparklin for violating its terms of service.
Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.