Wondering why Chris Mortensen finally deleted his well-publicized Deflategate tweet after letting it live for more than six months? (For more on the deletion of the tweet, click here.)

Two words: Christian Fauria.

This is what happened …

During the 11 a.m. segment of the Fauria and Merloni Show Tuesday morning Fauria received a call from Mortensen. Thinking that the ESPN reporter might want to appear on the show to further clarify his January report on deflated footballs, Fauria jumped off the airwaves and on to the call.

After some conversation, during which Mortensen said he was not going to offer any more insight to his report after appearing on the Dan LeBatard Show Monday, Fauria advised Mortensen to delete the Jan. 20 tweet.

A few moments later … the tweet was gone.

“Christian Fauria has freaking power!” explained Lou Merloni after joining Greg Dickerson in listening to Fauria explain the event.

Keep listening to the show, which runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, for much more …

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Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.

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Chris Mortensen, after cancelling his interview with WEEI, decided to take on a much safer interview with Dan Le Betard, in which he stated that he "hasn't figured out Twitter yet" and says he should have corrected the story.

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After six and a half months since the initial report, ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen has finally deleted the tweet that made deflate-gate the lead story on every network news broadcast leading up to the Super Bowl.

On Jan. 20, two days after the AFC Championship Game, Mortensen cited league sources in reporting, “NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each.”

The post was retweeted by more than 14,000 Twitter users, standing as Mortensen’s most popular tweet for the majority of the offseason. This information was eventually proven to be incorrect by the Wells Report, which showed all 11 of the Patriots’ footballs used in the AFC Championship Game to be within two pounds per square inch of the requisite 12.5 PSI, according to at least one of the two gauges used by NFL officials.

And yet there it stood on Twitter until Aug. 4 — a week after Patriots owner Bob Kraft blasted “this entire process” in the wake of “an initial erroneous report,” a few days after Mortensen canceled an appearance on WEEI’s Dallas & Callahan Morning Show and some 17 hours after he claimed to be “still trying to figure out” Twitter on ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard Show. It only took six and a half months, but he finally figured it out.

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Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

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[0:06:29] ... aren't. A party in the sense that you know they're not on Tom Brady's side in the in this particular matter they're clearly. I think supporting Brady and I think that the that the judge looks at that as you know that was ultimately about an allegation that Tom Brady. Do or may have known that two other people on the team may have deflated football intentionally away that was outside the ...
[0:08:21] ... reminding via felt that he that you wage in this litigation with Tom Brady we have all of those emails you sent. Not only from Jeffords I imagine from other officials. And we can just keep. In every Friday we could just start sending more more out if one can predict the picture to reminding the NFL isn't just you vs Tom Brady. It worked out with Tom Brady technically but we're certainly supporting him. People honestly to Warren pretty well I don't think the pictures are gonna do everything Robert ...






Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

[0:03:12] ... in the air and the caller was asking about defamation suit in. Tom Brady has any right there and we asked you about this before and I believe you said it was very difficult for many ...
[0:03:44] ... And others in the NFL for defamation and it would follow what Jonathan Vilma did. In the aftermath of delegate or he argued that the commissioner. Made public statements about him that would not only lies. But seriously damaged his reputation and so that would be a lawsuit that Brady was based outside the scope of the collective bargaining agreement. It's a separate area of law Briere nationalist island Massachusetts. Thank you would be under state law rather than federal law. Now the difficulty of that back kind of pursuit is one it's not gonna get him on the field it's not gonna ...
[0:06:29] ... aren't. A party in the sense that you know they're not on Tom Brady's side in the in this particular matter they're clearly. I think supporting Brady and I think that the that the judge looks at that as you know that was ultimately about an allegation that Tom Brady. Do or may have known that two other people on the team may have deflated football intentionally away that was outside the ...
[0:08:21] ... reminding via felt that he that you wage in this litigation with Tom Brady we have all of those emails you sent. Not only from Jeffords I imagine from other officials. And we can just keep. In every Friday we could just start sending more more out if one can predict the picture to reminding the NFL isn't just you vs Tom Brady. It worked out with Tom Brady technically but we're certainly supporting him. People honestly to Warren pretty well I don't think the pictures are gonna do everything Robert ...






The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.
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The great Michael Wilbon joined us.
The overnight guy picked a fight with us.

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