ESPN’s Adam Schefter is having an interesting day.
It started with a report that the Redskins have cut Byron Westbrook, which the Washington Post, a publication which one of its columnist recently confused with The Onion, thereafter refuted. (As of this posting, Westbrook is still on the roster.)
Then, Schefter reported that the Bills, Giants, and Raiders have discussed trading for Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart. The Bills responded by calling the report erroneous.
The Raiders, who once called Schefter a “false rumor monger” for reporting that coach Art Shell would be fired not long before, well, coach Art Shell was fired, have also joined in the anti-Schefterfest.
In a front-page item on the team’s website titled, “Schefter makes untrue statements regarding Raiders,” the team says: “ESPN’s Adam Schefter is once again making untrue statements about The Oakland Raiders, this time regarding Matt Leinart. The Raiders have never discussed trading for Leinart. The Raiders are very happy about their quarterback situation.”
The Giants have yet to publicly respond to Schefter’s report.