- Feb 6, 2003
PhilPlantier said:I don't think he would be outing or burning his source if he simply acknowledged that his early reports contained factual inaccuracies and corrected the record. That's what he should have done, and he should absolutely be held accountable for failing to take that simple step. If he's willing to surrender any professional integrity to keep his sources, so be it... but we should definitely take him to task for it.
Sure, the damage has been done to Brady's reputation, but there's no reason why we shouldn't pursue a pound of flesh from the league and its mouthpieces. We could call it the asterisk on the asterisk next to Brady's bio.
I agree with you PP, but all Mort is doing is betting on the fact that annoying Kraft and Patriots Nation is less damaging than losing his sources in the league office. Not much of a choice if you're in his shoes. He becomes the next Peter King/John Tomase/Tom Jackson persona non grata in Foxboro, but otherwise suffers no real professional damage. He hardly ever breaks NEP news anyways, so no big deal to him. He remains a sympathetic figure amongst the majority of his peers.
Sucks, but thems the breaks...