Adam Schefter Responds To WFT Email Leak, Darren Rovell Gets Roasted For Hot Take On The Controversy

Adam Schefter Responds Darren Rovell Gets Roasted Over Controversial WFT Email Leak

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  • An email from ESPN’s Adam Schefter to former WFT executive Bruce Allen leaked Tuesday night causing much controversy in the journalism community.
  • On Wednesday, Schefter responded to the leak, and, of course, so did Darren Rovell, who is getting roasted for his hot take on the matter.
  • More NFL news here.

In addition to the numerous very problematic things revealed in emails to and from former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, reportedly including illicit topless photos of WFT cheerleaders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has now also gotten swept up in the controversy.

Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported that in addition to the emails between Gruden and Bruce Allen, Adam Schefter also sent a questionable correspondence to the former Washington executive asking him if he wanted an unpublished story on the NFL’s CBA negotiations with the NFLPA to be “tweaked” to his liking.

ESPN quickly responded with a statement that read, “Without sharing all the specifics of the reporter’s process for a story from 10 years ago during the NFL lockout, we believe that nothing is more important to Adam and ESPN than providing fans the most accurate, fair and complete story.”

Schefter, however, did not respond until his Wednesday morning appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic.

“I’ve learned for a long time in this business not to discuss sources, or the process, or how stories are done,” said Schefter. “But I would just say that it’s a common practice to run information past sources. And in this particular case, during a labor intensive lockout that was a complicated subject that was new to understand. I took the extra rare step to run information past one of the people that I was talking to. You know, it was an important story to fans; a host of others, and that’s the situation.”

Naturally, Schefter has been under fire on numerous fronts, from fans to other journalists, but one person who has got his back apparently is professional internet troll/journalist Darren Rovell.

“Give me a break. While it’s not exactly the best of journalism practices, we’ve all done this in the name of accuracy,” Rovell tweeted Wednesday morning.

That hot take did not go over well with just about everyone on Twitter.

Rovell, feeling the heat of a thousand suns, quickly backtracked on his initial tweet.

Unfortunately for Rovell, despite his clarification, many people still weren’t having it.

As Rovell himself said, “the mob is gonna mob.” Way to insert yourself into a story that has nothing to do with you, Mr. Rovell. Then again, that’s what real journalists do, right?

UPDATE: Rovell deleted his original tweet and tweeted this…