You tell me that no one has ever been forced to retract a statement, and then I'll agree with you. Are you going to tell us all that NO ONE in the organization (players, coach, owner) talked to him about his statement? No one? Whether it was Jones, Ware himself, or anyone else, someone talked to him, and that combined with the media attention made him change his tune. You're crazy if you think someone didn't influence his backtracking.