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Beckham case brings about bad day for Jaworski, Tynes

Before hearing officer (and former Eagles receiver) James Thrash affirmed the one-game suspension imposed on Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a couple of former NFL players with connections to each team dabbled in becoming reporters. It didn’t go well.

Former Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski separately tweeted that Beckham’s suspension would be overturned.

Tynes tweeted at 12:30 p.m. ET “BREAKING NEWS” that the suspension already had been overturned. As it turned out, the hearing was still happening at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The tweet has not been deleted. After the decision upholding the suspension was announced, Tynes tweeted, “Damn teleprompter.”

Then, at 3:19 p.m. ET, Jaworski tweeted as “BREAKING NEWS” that the suspension would be overturned, citing “sources in NYC.” That tweet has since been deleted.

And so Jaws becomes the latest example of an NFL analyst stepping out of his lane, trading in his perpetual obsession with watching film for trafficking in information without ensuring that the information is correct. (Hopefully, his film analysis is more reliable.)

It’ll be interesting to see whether Jaworski addresses the situation, either on Twitter or on the air. Maybe he’ll take a page from Steve Harvey and explain that he simply read the card wrong.