Big Ben Discredits Ian Rapoport’s Report Of Cracked Rips
I will come right out and say that I do not like..nor respect NFL Network insider, Ian Rapoport one bit. Basically because he has a history of false reports. The latest coming this past weekend when he reported that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered “cracked” ribs in the 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders in week 14.
Roethlisberger appeared on The Cook & Joe Show(93.7 The Fan) this morning and was asked about this report by Rapoport. Here’s what the proverbial Hall of Fame quarterback had to say:
“You shouldn’t even say his name on this show because nothing of what he says there is any truth to. I have no idea where that came from. My wife texted me before the game like, ‘Did you hear about this?’ I’m in the locker room like, ‘This is unbelievable.’ I don’t know where that guy gets his information from so we’re not even going to give him credence on this show if that’s OK with you.”
Truth is the Steelers said that Roethlisberger was suffering from “bruised” ribs..not “cracked”. And yes, there is an extremely large difference between the two.
If you remember, Rapoport was also the genius reporting behind the whole Le’Veon Bell fiasco. Seen as quoting several times on Bell’s “nonexistent” return to the team.
Lian..I’ll call him “LIAN” because he “L”ies and his name is “IAN” also was the brilliance behind the report the Roethlisberger was unhappy with the Steelers and wanted to be traded to the Arizona Cardinals back in 2013. So really, what does that have to say about his credibility?
“HEY, NFL NETWORK”..I can make up storylines too. If you want, you can bring me abroad and I’ll report how the New England Patriots don’t cheat.#HereWeGo