On Monday, Peter King of SI.com mentioned in his Monday Morning Quarterback Column that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said on Sirius radio over the weekend that the team had a deal in place to send the 16th overall pick to the Steelers for the 16th pick, and other stuff.
Intrigued by the news and reasonably assuming that the information in King’s column was accurate, we posted a blurb on the story. Which prompted all hell to break loose.
Redskins senior V.P. of public relations Tony Wyllie called to say that Snyder wasn’t on Sirius radio over the weekend, and that Snyder has done no radio since Super Bowl week (his tour included PFT Live). Wyllie called back to say that, moreover, the underlying story isn’t true — there was no tentative deal in place with the Steelers.
King has since clarified his column to point out that the item was based on a Saturday tweet from Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com, who as far as we know was not conducting any social experiments: “Dan Snyder said on Sirius Radio this week that the Redskins and Steelers had a draft day deal in place, but ‘the player was gone’ at pick 16.”
We’re not sure what any of it means at this point, but it’ll give us something else to discuss with Peter King on today’s PFT Live, which starts at noon ET.