Twitter accuses Adam Schefter of ‘insider trading’ for adding Antonio Brown in fantasy football
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown made headlines following news that several NFL teams are trying to close in on signing the currently suspended vet. It was NFL insider Adam Schefter who was one of the first to break the news, and as it turns out, he’s using his insider knowledge to gain an advantage in his fantasy football league.
A screenshot of Schefter adding Brown in one of his fantasy teams is making its rounds in social media, and the mean streets of Twitter are accusing the ESPN broadcaster of insider trading:
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 22, 2020
Fantasy football edition of insider trading… https://t.co/BejS6bILz9
— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 21, 2020
I feel like that’s almost unfair to the rest of you all.
— Cody Swartz (@cbswartz5) October 21, 2020
— Greyson (@grey2son) October 21, 2020
Based on the timestamp on the fantasy transaction, Schefter seems to have made the Brown add either prior to or very close to the moment he broke the news on Twitter. Clearly, he’s very much invested in this league.
According to his report, the Seattle Seahawks have emerged as one of the favorites to sign the embattled WR. He also mentioned, however, that other teams are interested, and that Brown to the Seahawks is anything but a certainty at this point. What is clear, though, is that the 32-year-old won’t be without a team for long.
Brown is currently nearing the end of his eight-week suspension due to a civil suit involving his former personal trainer. He’s going to be available to play within the next couple of weeks, which is why it comes to no surprise that teams are now lining up to sign him.
To be fair to Adam Schefter, taking a risk by adding Brown to one’s fantasy team is not exactly rocket science. Brown was bound to get signed by an NFL team sooner rather than later, and it just makes sense for any shrewd fantasy GM to take a flier on the seven-time Pro-Bowler.