Why ESPN Can't Be Trusted

Earlier this week I posted about the possibility of Leonard Weaver signing with the Eagles. The info came from a radio interview with ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton. According to Johnny, Weaver had “already visited” the Birds. I called that claim suspicious, considering the Eagles always announce high-profile free-agent visits.

Well, no such visit has taken place. This comes from Weaver himself in a radio interview with 950 ESPN in Philadelphia. He has NOT visited, but “hopes to.” I’m not sure if he’ll sign with the Eagles or not, but the guy gives a good interview. Seems very knowledgeable and even chimed-in about Donovan McNabb.

ESPN strikes again!! Clayton’s reporting was BS. All he had to do was say the two sides were talking, which was true. But he insisted a “visit” had occurred for certain. This is why I rarely watch ESPN. They are not a trustworthy source for accurate information. I’m a fan and have never claimed to be anything more. I don’t have any spies on the inside feeding me stories. I rely on guys like Clayton – who are paid to be right – to get it right.

Since ESPN is owned by Disney, why not just hire Mickey Mouse to be an NFL Insider. I’d believe what he has to say more than the clowns that pass for journalists over at the bastion of television sports. It’s easy to speculate and guess; I do it every day. However, when you’re employed by a 30-year old company that positions itself as the “Total Sports Network” and “The Leader in Sports,” it would be nice if you could do your job and report the facts. Is that too much to ask?

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