It happened again. A "reporter" with one of the local news outlets took to Twitter this morning to "report" "news" that turned out not to be true.
This time it was Melody Mendez of Fox 31 who reported that a police officer killed in Minnesota was a relative of Broncos WR Eric Decker. Well, his last name was Decker, but he was not a relative of Eric's at all. There was a rumor going around that he had been, though, and Mendez jumped on it.
Rather that seeking confirmation from two or more sources, Mendez took to Twitter and made an ill-advised announcement.
(Via Pro Football Talk)
Brandon Stokley is either a savvy veteran leader or just a grumpy old man.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Stokley put the kibosh on what would have been a pretty nifty TD celebration in the third quarter of the Sunday night game.
After Demaryius Thomas scored on the Saints defense, he handed the football to Eric Decker who positioned himself to toss an "alley-opp" pass to Demaryius so that he could "slam dunk" it over the cross bar of the goal post.
This of course, would have been punished with a 15-yard penalty for a choreographed celebration. Players aren't allowed to do that in the No-Fun-League.
Stokley, who has been around awhile, had the presence of mind to step in and put a stop to the frivolity.
Thomas and Decker were pretty ticked off at the old man when they got back to the sideline. But Stokley is willing to sacrifice popularity for professionalism.
He told Mike Klis "It’s tough being a dad sometimes, you know?" "These kids, nowadays. You’ve got to put them in timeout."
He's here - and he's winning football games. But Peyton Manning's got a long way to go - and that's bad news for the rest of the AFC.