Whoa, whoa, whoa. I can't - no - I won't condone this. Are we really going to start fact checking professional journalists in order to uphold their integrity? Is that what we want, the truth...
Okay, maybe that was a little strong, Honestly, we'd probably handle the truth a little too well. The truth may set us free, but when it comes to sports the truth would likely set us all down for a nap. I'm just saying that we should be careful what we wish for, because without implications, assumptions, and "alternative facts" there would be a limited amount to discuss between Sundays.
Now, in a perfect world this name-dropping NFL network correspondent wouldn't go full 'Skip Bayless' and would craft fictitious scenarios in her head whose disproval required more than the most elementary use of a basic human function such as eyesight. However, I'm not going to act like she wasn't trying to do her job just because her performance in doing so ended up being comically crappy. I can appreciate Pat McAfee standing up for the players whose actions are incessantly picked apart in the interest of filling 24 hours worth of airtime, but I can't appreciate it as much as a good story. Unfortunately, the "good" is where this report falters.
Plus, I just can't help but think that we are overlooking the real problem here. Forget about Antonio Brown's alleged "pouting" that was non-existent to the naked eye, because I'm much more concerned with the fact that he couldn't even get open on a running play. What a bum! I'm not trying to insinuate that one of the best receivers in the NFL has lost a step, but if I did then that narrative would make about as much sense as crucifying him for putting his hands in the air like he just don't care who scored his team's touchdown.
P.S. Regardless of this reporter's obvious error in pointing it out, I'm 100% sure there is some substance to this Antonio Brown stuff. We are talking about an obnoxiously public wideout that actually enjoys spending quality time with Odell Beckham. I didn't need to be lied to about a video of him not pouting to believe that he was probably pouting.