Erin Andrews leaving ESPN?
After many questioned the validity of the statement, he followed up with, "Folks I stand by previous tweet in regards to @ErinAndrews. She will be missed by everyone here at the ESPN staff."
Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch noted that: "I have no idea who @espnsteve is but the account started March 10, 2012. I'd look at the previous tweets there regarding authenticity."
But you can breathe a sigh of relief, because ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tells USA Today that the tweet's a fake.
"She's still under contract and we hope to renew her," he says. Andrews is currently in contract negotiations, so who knows? Maybe the faux tweet was onto something.