NFL Writer Makes Up A Story About Mark Murphy
With the Green Bay Packers draft picks through the first three rounds, crazy stories were bound to come out of the woodwork. People will try to figure out this draft all May, June, and quite possibly July. Sports coming back would be a major lift to divert attention off the Green Bay Packers. But they’re still one of the most popular franchises in the NFL with an elite quarterback. Evan Silva of Establish The Run floated a nonsensical rumor about Mark Murphy, the chairman of the Packers, wanting full control of the team. From my digging, it appears that Silva up with the story on his own for reasons unexplained.
Been recent whispers of Mark Murphy angling for full control of #Packers, with growing personnel interest at least.
Have to wonder if that's the cause for this debauchery
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 25, 2020
Where have these whispers been, Evan? Packers fans would love to know because they’re nowhere on the Internet. Browsing through Reddit and other entities, there are no reports of growing discontent between Brian Gutekunst, Murphy, and Matt LaFleur. Silva isn’t a ‘Big J’ journalist and owns an independent website, therefore, no one will check him on this tweet. But if you’re going to ‘spill the tea’ as they say in the pop culture world, give us the full thing. Explain what those whispers you’re hearing if you’re going to go full Alex Jones, carry out the conspiracy. Don’t just stop at one tweet.
Looking through old tweets of Silva’s about the Packers, he is a pro-Rodgers guy and has not liked the leadership from the Packers. Silva also had a weird Internet thing about Jeff Janis. It is ironic to see him lecture
For whatever it’s worth, the Packers director of Communications JT Wahlers called this
Utterly insane — Jason Wahlers (@JTWahlers) April 25, 2020 ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>utterly insane
— Jason Wahlers (@JTWahlers) April 25, 2020
” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>utterly insane. Could Silva be justified this summer? Perhaps. I’m sure someone will try to run with this tweet and make into a bigger thing. That type of juicy story about the Packers will drive clicks and engagement like you haven’t seen before.
It was good to see Aaron Nagler check Silva yesterday, and I hope that others will do the same. Putting this type of nonsense out on Twitter doesn’t help anyone.