ESPN's Adam Schefter says running completed story by Bruce Allen was 'a step too far'

ESPN's Adam Schefter says running completed story by Bruce Allen was 'a step too far'

Describing the decision to run his story, co-written with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, past Allen as a “rare step,” Schefter said he did that because it concerned the “complicated subject” of a new NFL collective bargaining agreement that was nearing completion. “It was a step too far and, looking back, I shouldn’t have done it,” Schefter said in the statement that was issued via ESPN PR’s Twitter account, which has approximately 8.5 million fewer followers his personal account. The 54-year-old reporter, who has been with ESPN since 2009, is arguably the foremost disseminator of breaking news regarding the NFL. He said in his statement that “basically it’s a common practice to run information past sources.” Some observers chided Schefter, though, for going past checking with Allen on a particular fact or …
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