It seems Adam Schefter didn’t have the quickest fingers Monday on Twitter.
Before ESPN’s NFL Insider revealed the Chiefs were signing star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the richest contract in sports history, Katie Camlin of Kansas City’s Plaza Liquor hinted at the blockbuster deal first.
“A front office employee for the Chiefs came in and bought 6 bottles of Dom Perignon. Said there’s a big signing today. He said it’s not [tackle] Chris Jones, so my guess is a Mahomes deal,” Camlin, a store manager, wrote in a tweet at 12:21 p.m.
Camlin told USA Today that she deleted the tweet, “terrified” she would upset the franchise and hurt her store’s business.
“I didn’t want to lose their business,” she told the paper. “I was afraid they’d be mad. So I deleted it. But of course, screenshots are forever.”
Two hours later, Schefter announced the Chiefs had locked in Mahomes through 2031, with this year’s Super Bowl MVP agreeing to a 10-year, $503 million extension.
Camlin then celebrated her scoop, tweeting, “Holy s–t I beat Schefter.”
Camlin said she later connected with the Chiefs exec who visited the store, ensuring all was fine after she had shared the impending news early on.
“I spoke w/ the news & I also spoke with the gentleman who was in the store this morning. We are on the same page & we are okay! I wanted to make sure everyone’s job was safe & that there was no issue with the organization. I got excited & made a guess that turned out to be right,” she posted.
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