September 17th, 2014

Rick Reilly Credits Himself

by ZachBingham


I know that most of you weren’t up watching the post game of the Steelers-Chiefs Monday Night Football game (not many were) but something really funny happened.

ESPN writer Rick Reilly, who makes $3.4 million dollars a year, was caught telling lead anchor Stuart Scott to make sure that he mentioned that Reilly was the one who broke the Ben Roethlisberger injury first on twitter.

As you can see from the video, Steve Young didn’t think to highly of the move to gain credit.


It was ultimately ESPN’s fault for panning to the analysts a bit too early but claiming that you were first on twitter is ridiculous. ESPN reporter Ed Werder took a shot at Reilly after seeing what he had done.

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Werder later apologized.

A once great back-page writer for Sports Illustrated, Reilly has always been controversial. But begging for credit over national TV is not a good look.

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