Sure Bowden said he wanted
Larkin to finish his career in Cincy. He didn't lie when he said that.
So what is he suppose to do when Lark, and his agent, then present them with a salary demand that they knew would handcuff this team financially?
Bu then trying to trade Larkin does not make him out to have lied. He WANTED him to stay and finish his career; but saw it would not be financially feasible to this organization.
Bowden may be a cad at times, but lets not exaggerate/twist some of the circumstances. especially when John Allen had his hands heavily involved in this partivular scenario. Remember the trip to Detroit?