How about this for some Worldwide Leader-on-Worldwide Leader crime?
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier today that the New England Patriots are trying to trade up to No. 9 with the Dallas Cowboys, the Pats targeting Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan.
According to both Michael Smith of ESPN and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the trade isn’t happening.
Smith, appearing on SportsCenter, explained that the Patriots don’t value “five-technique” defensive ends enough in this draft to trade into the top ten. Such a move likely would’ve cost New England a first- and second-round pick.
Schefter’s report/refute of Mort’s report is even stronger:
“Any proposed Cowboys-Patriots trade will not happen,” Schefter just tweeted.
It sounds like the Cowboys “leaked” the rumor to Mortensen, and Mort took the bait.