Adam Schefter ticked ESPN fell for phony Olivier Vernon report
Adam Schefter was ticked off Wednesday when he had to cover the rears of his ESPN colleagues who passed on news from a phony Twitter account.
A phony Twitter account tweeted that the Jaguars had signed Olivier Vernon. This tweet was picked up by someone at ESPN, and it led to the “NFL Live” crew to discuss the move.
Here’s a look at the tweet that duped them:
CHAPS CHAPS CHAPS CHAPS CHAPS @UncleChaps pic.twitter.com/rBAkPYtEuc
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) March 9, 2016
Schefter, who is the network’s top reporter, then went on air to put his colleagues in check. He was not happy:
.@unclechaps is on the board pic.twitter.com/WvP6XGhZhf
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) March 9, 2016
On the bright side, ESPN finally credited FOX Sports for a scoop. Unfortunately it was for a phony report.