Adam Schefter Getting Ripped For ‘Doing PR’ For Dalvin Cook Amid Lawsuit

Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, FL USA; NFC running back Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings runs for yardage during the Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (Steve Jacobson/Image of Sport)


ESPN’s Adam Schefter is getting ripped for an “attempt to do PR” for Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook, who is being accused of “assault, battery, and false imprisonment” in a lawsuit filed by an ex-girlfriend.

Late Tuesday night, Schefter shared a vague tweet labeling Cook a “victim” of domestic abuse and extortion. Schefter was fed the information from Cook’s agent Zac Hiller.

Schefter’s tweet provided very little context on the situation before The Star Tribune released their own report on the lawsuit which included photos of a bloody and bruised woman, along with alleged messages between the two. Of course, the legal process will determine the truth in the situation but that hasn’t stopped people from ripping Schefter for presenting the information the way he did.

When you add in the fact that Schefter was outed in October for sending an unpublished story to former Washington Football Team general manager Bruce Allen, who he referred to as “Mr. Editor,” asking if it needed any tweaks.

That has led to the backlash Schefter is receiving for the latest mishap with people calling out his journalistic integrity.

Schefter would later tweet out an updated version of the story citing The Star Tribune‘s report — which has incredibly damaging and disturbing allegations against the Pro Bowl running back.

It will be interesting to see if there is any fallout for Schefter after his latest reporting blunder.

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