The story clearly is a hoax. For starters, the URL isn’t an “ESPN.com” address, even though the address resolves to what looks to be an ESPN.com page.
Then there’s the fact that the person who wrote the thing misspelled McNabb’s first name (“Donavon”) four times.
Finally, the “add your comment link” goes to a story about Mike Vick.
The phony link, which we won’t paste into this story because we’re not interested in driving traffic to the site that’s hosting it, has duped some members of the media into chasing the story, and we’re told that the 49ers already have issued a denial in response to inquiries from the press.