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Peter King’s DeflateGate flip-flopping is pretty incredible

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has endured a rough summer after being called out by Patriots owner Robert Kraft for inaccuracies in his original report about DeflateGate.  It was Mortensen’s report about 11 of the 12 balls being vastly under-inflated that set the most annoying scandal in NFL history in motion and Mortensen’s report that was ultimately proven to be untrue.  That...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Between Falcons & Julio Jones “Stalled Significantly” Last Week

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that contract talks between the Falcons and WR Julio Jones “stalled significantly” last week. Even so, Mortensen adds that Falcons owner Arthur Blank remains optimistic that a deal with eventually get done. According to Mortensen, there’ still no threat of Jones holding out for a new contract, and he’s content playing out the year under...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen had awesome quote about bad Patriots reporting in 2008

I’m not usually one to take something a person did or said eight years ago and throw it in his or her face, but this is just too good to pass up. Early Thursday morning, ESPN apologized to the New England Patriots after its employees made multiple references to a report about the Patriots cheating by filming the St. Louis Rams’ walkthrough before the Super Bowl in 2002. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN apologized to the Patriots about something unrelated to Deflategate

Patriots fans have had a gripe with ESPN for months regarding Chris Mortensen’s reporting about Deflategate, a situation exacerbated by Mortensen’s refusal to show up on a Boston radio show to explain his reporting. But in the wee hours of Thursday morning on the midnight SportsCenter, Steve Levy apologized on behalf  to the Patriots…for a report alleging that the Patriots...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL: Brady must accept Wells report as part of settlement

    The NFL will is reportedly refusing to agree on any type of settlement with Tom Brady unless the New England Patriots quarterback accepts the findings of the Ted Wells report. According to several reports, settlement discussions between the NFL and NFL Players Association went “nowhere” on Tuesday in advance of Wednesday’s hearing in front of U.S. District Court...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Wolf on Brady comment: I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t a well-liked figure in the world of football, and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Ron Wolf unintentionally further soured Goodell’s reputation on Thursday. When Wolf approached the stage, he shook the commissioner’s hand and said “way to go on that Brady thing,” which Goodell met with a hearty laugh. That, of course, is a reference to...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen admits he could have done ‘better job vetting’ DeflateGate report

It might be the closest we get to a mea culpa from Chris Mortensen, though it’s not much of one. Mortensen is taking a lot of heat for his erroneous report (or tweet, more specifically) regarding the number of footballs that were found to be under-inflated in the DeflateGate scandal. That led to ESPN’s NFL reporter backing out of an interview on Boston’s WEEI last week and...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mortensen on false Deflategate report: Still figuring Twitter out

Less than a week after he bailed out of an interview with WEEI in Boston at the last second, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined “The Dan Le Batard Show” on Monday to address his false report about Deflategate. Back in January, Mortensen reported that 11 of the 12 footballs the New England Patriots used in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen getting crushed on Twitter over Deflategate

It has been more than six months since ESPN’s Chris Mortensen falsely reported that 11 of the 12 game balls the New England Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game were underinflated by two pounds per square inch each. But by canceling a scheduled appearance on a Boston sports radio station earlier this week, Mort...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen Bails On WEEI Appearance

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was scheduled to appear on this morning’s Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show, but cancelled in the wee hours of the morning. WEEI said that Mortensen sent in the following message: “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time, I will not allow WEEI, Kraft or anybody to make me the...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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