Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Over the weekend, plenty of media outlets ran with the story of the Steelers & Redskins nearly completing a trade on NFL Draft Day. We’re now learning that the story wasn’t true.
Over the weekend, Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com tweeted that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said on Sirius/XM Radio that the Steelers and Redskins agreed upon a draft day trade but it fell through after the player the Steelers wanted to draft wasn’t available at pick No. 16.
The story spread nationally appearing in Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column and getting front page billing on ProFootballTalk.com.
The Redskins then found out about the story and let it be known that Snyder hasn’t done any radio interviews since early February. If that’s the case, he didn’t appear on Sirius/XM Radio.
According to Profootballtalk.com, “Wexell has now deleted the erroneous tweet, and he posted a follow-up tweet pointing out that the Redskins have denied alleged plans for a draft-day trade with the Steelers, adding in a perfunctory “my apologies.”
Wexell has gone on to say that the error wasn’t intended and that it was “my bad; my blunder.”
I have a feeling that we haven’t heard the last of this “story”.