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Patriots reporter in middle of Mac Jones rumor apologizes for report

Rumors that Mac Jones wants an angle adjustment took a weird flip.

Jones has been out for a number of weeks after struggling an ankle damage. Backup Brian Hoyer began towards the Packers in Week 4, however went out with a concussion, and the workforce lost in additional time with rookie Bailey Zappe at quarterback. The workforce has since handily overwhelmed the Lions and Browns with Zappe below heart.

On Thursday, Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin apologized for not correctly vetting a direct message on Twitter that purported angle issues from Jones.

“Hey everybody, just want to acknowledge that I made a mistake Wednesday on @WEEI. I should have not spoken of the DM without vetting it first,” Volin tweeted. “No excuses, it won’t happen again. I appreciate the feedback and comments I’ve received.”

Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin apologized for running with a hoax DM that said Mac Jones had attitude issues.
Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin apologized for working with a hoax DM that stated Mac Jones had angle points.
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If you missed the story earlier than the apology, Volin appeared on “The Greg Hill Show” on Wednesday and stated, “Someone reached out in my DMs and said that Mac Jones’ attitude problem is obvious in the building and everyone knows it. Take that for what it’s worth.”

Asked about if his supply was somebody from the Patriots’ group or whether or not it was from somebody who covers the workforce, Volin answered, “Not someone who covers the team, but I’m not going any further than that … I wouldn’t take it as a report, so much as someone chiming in with a whisper … It’s not anything I’m going to splash all over the pages of the Boston Globe, I’m just further illuminating stuff that I’ve heard.”

Mac Jones will reportedly be available for the Pats on Monday but it is unclear if he will start.
Mac Jones will reportedly be accessible for the Pats on Monday however it’s unclear if he’ll begin.
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After John Feitelberg of Barstool Sports despatched a tweet mocking this section, one of his followers outed himself as the person who hoaxed Volin.

Twitter person NolanC79 revealed the screenshot that he despatched to Volin: “Buddy works over at Gillette selling season ticket packages — he heard they went with Hoyer over Zappe against GB initially to appease Mac whos [sic] camp made it very clear that he didn’t want Zappe to jump in.”

A second message learn, “Thought I’d pass along so the #haters get off your back.”

For no matter motive, it is a story that would seemingly solely contain the New England Patriots.

The Patriots play the Bears on Monday night time. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that Jones is anticipated to be “available” for the sport; it’s unclear who will probably be starter, as Bill Belichick has declined to say whether or not Zappe or Jones will get the decision when Jones is wholesome sufficient to play.

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