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.
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