Steelers Player Rips NFL For Adam Schefter News Leak

David Kaestle
Adam Schefter at the NFL Pro Bowl.
Adam Schefter at the NFL Pro Bowl. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
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Adam Schefter knows all when it comes to the NFL. With his seemingly limitless league sources, the ESPN reporter gets almost every scoop in the business, finding out crucial information, sometimes even before the player or team that said information involves.

That's exactly what happened when news broke on Monday about the third rescheduling of the Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers game, this time with the game being pushed to Wednesday afternoon.

Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner took to Twitter to call out the NFL for allowing this to happen.

While on one side you have to be impressed with Schefter's ability to get a story that quickly, Banner also makes a fair point. You can't have important information about the timing of a game leaked to a reporter before the actual players participating in the game know about it.

The only explanation seems to be that Schefter's league sources knew what was being planned and made him privy to that, while the players weren't notified until everything became official -- or when they saw Schefter's tweet.

At the end of the day, it's a slippery slope. Schefter is just doing his job, but Banner certainly has a fair gripe. Now the league definitely has some explaining to do to the players.


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