Tim Cowlishaw created a stir in the NFL media world on Sunday by tweeting that Darrelle Revis and the Jets would reach a deal “probably Wednesday.” After the business day Wednesday ended with no deal in sight, Cowlishaw backed down. Sort of.
At about 6 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Cowlishaw tweeted, “Have I said lately I was originally told “wednesday or saturday” on Revis but I shortened it for twitter? Now seems like good time.”
Actually, it seems like the good time to mention that would have been Sunday, when Cowlishaw got all this started. And it would be nice to know what else the source originally told Cowlishaw that Cowlishaw left out because it was shortened for Twitter.
Cowlishaw did acknowledge in a blog post on Monday that he had been told “Wednesday or Saturday.” But he added that “I felt like ‘probably Wednesday’ was the most accurate information I could provide at the time.” So Cowlishaw seems to have changed his mind since Monday, when he thought the deal would be announced Wednesday.
In any event, Cowlishaw’s tweet today seems to be an acknowledgment that his Sunday tweet was inaccurate.