ESPN NFL newsbreaker Adam Schefter appears to have once again been caught submitting one of his "scoops" for approval to its source before publishing it.
Schefter on Monday broke the news on Twitter that veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola was retiring after 15 seasons in the league.
But Schefter quickly deleted a first attempt at the tweet which seemed to include a stray question at the top: "Work?"
Was the deleted version of the tweet a case of Schefter copy-and-pasting communication with either Amendola or his representatives? Several Twitter users seemed to think so:
It wouldn't be the first time Schefter played fast and loose with journalistic ethics.
Last year it was revealed he had addressed former Commanders general manager Bruce Allen as "Mr. Editor" in an email exchange while seeking Allen's approval on a story. He was also one of several NFL reporters who used the exact same phrasing in reporting on the Packers' release of linebacker Za'Darius Smith.
He's also been made to apologize for questionable framing in his reporting on a domestic violence story involving Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, as well as poor phrasing in tweets about the death of former Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins and sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson.