ESPN is usually pretty good about this kind of stuff, but not this time. This just goes to show that you should always check your sources. 

ESPN falls for fake Jay Glazer report on live TV

In the mass hullabaloo that is the start of the 2016 NFL season, there is bound to be some mistakes. However, you wouldn’t expect a large and prestigious sports reporting company like ESPN to get something so wrong.

ESPN accidentally reported that former Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon had signed a monster $75 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only problem is that the report came from a fake Jay Glazer Twitter account.

The awkward tension created when a fake report becomes true, as ESPN's @AdamSchefter & @wingoz navigate on Vernon. pic.twitter.com/MkxvJUT9S5

— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) March 9, 2016

ESPN’s Adam Schefter later apologized for the mistake made by the company. He said that people sometimes get tricked by fake accounts and report the wrong news.

“Sometimes people get duped by fake accounts,” Schefter said. “And there are people here who got duped by a fake account. There’s no deal with Jacksonville right now. . . . We apologize for that mistake, and we’ll keep you posted when Olivier Vernon does sign a deal.”

Ironically, Vernon just signed an even larger deal with the New York Giants. It was actually the largest deal signed by a defensive end in NFL history.

At least ESPN got it right this time.

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