Rajon Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, are both denying that the Celtics guard has asked for a trade despite multiple reports, including an initial report on ESPN.
A spokeswoman for Duffy’s agency said that both men have discussed the reports, and publicly deny that any such request was made.
“Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn’t come from them,” Alyson Furst said in a text tonight. “They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this.”
Since this morning, the Around The Horn video featuring Jackie MacMullan talking about how Rondo “wants out” has been removed.
That was followed by an abject denial of the report by Rondo’s camp that you see in the Herald link above.
Which basically means Jackie MacMullan has some explaining to do.
Here’s the shame of this all….
Jackie was just having a conversation via satellite with a colleague. It was something that was done off the air before the show even went on. What we saw was the equivalent of someone sticking a camera in the watercooler or coffee station conversation between colleagues.
No one wants that to ever go public.
But what does this mean?
Maybe this was a source that she trusts but isn’t comfortable quoting for a story? Maybe it was a bit of an exaggeration? Maybe this is true, but it was never supposed to get out?
I don’t know what it really is. But this is a new world of media, and someone at ESPN put this out there, I assume without her knowledge. Taking the video down only fans the flames. Only Jackie MacMullan’s words can put this fire out.
I would expect some clarification from her in the coming days.