Lesean McCoy and other people who should know better fall for fake Forte contract tweet
As Lesean McCoy tries to work out a contract with the Eagles I’m sure he’s keeping his eye on what other running backs sign for. This was proven by his retweet of a fake Adam Shefter account which tweeted that Forte signed with the Bears for 120 million dollars.
It’s one thing for an excitable running back who is currently in contract negotiations to fall for something like that. But what was more alarming was the fact that Robert Bailey from Rosenhaus sports (McCoy’s representation who he recently fired and hired twice) retweeted it as did normally astute Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen.
Come on fellas! I realize that parody accounts are super annoying especially when they make a real attempt to look real via username. This account in particular is Ada-r-n Shefter which in twitter characters the r and n work together to form the m in Adam. Still, no one with an ounce of common sense thinks for one second that 1. Any running back would get a 120 million dollar contract. 2. That a running back over 25 would get a 7 year contract–the last few years of ANY NFL contract are typically a joke so signing any, even a young one, RB for 7 years stretches the imagination 3. That the Bears are going to give Matt Forte anything approaching what an elite wide receiver would get.
Again, parodies are stupid as hell. But come onnnnnn. Rosenhaus’ folks especially should know better.