PFT has gotten some nice play on the ESPN family of networks today, thanks to our Monday night report that the Packers are contacting players and advising them to be ready to show up for a team meeting on Saturday. Surely fueling the decision to credit our report is the fact that Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee quickly confirmed it as “100 percent” accurate, citing two unnamed team sources in support of his assertion.
But given that the league has yet to give the green light to the Green and Gold (or anyone else for that matter) to contact players, the Packers understandably are now hastily trying to put the Cheez Whiz back in the tube.
And with it comes a minor case of ESPN-on-ESPN-Milwaukee crime.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that an unnamed high-ranking Packers official has “adamantly” denied the alleation that players are being contacted. (It seems weird that the high-ranking official would be unnamed; maybe he doesn’t want the league office to ask for his cell phone records. Or maybe he simply doesn’t want to be embarrassed after someone else’s is.)
Either way, we’re not buying the denial, in light of our report and the original ESPN report.
You know, the ESPN Milwaukee report.