Howard listened to Bubba the Love Sponge's official statement regarding his role in the Hulk Hogan sex tape. Its thesis: "There is a lot more to this--on all different facets--than the media is presenting." Bubba also said his marital settlement agreement prevented him from saying more: "I don't know if I'll ever be really able to really tell you my side of the story." Bubba went on to deny any malice: "I would never--ever--hurt Hulk Hogan. ... He's the godfather of my son. He was the best man at my wedding. I would never do anything to hurt him." He hoped Hogan would understand--and return his calls: "He's my best friend."