ESPN senior writer Mike Wise made up a quote that was supposedly from Nick Saban, and sent it out through twitter.
Wise has since deleted the tweet, and has been disciplined by ESPN. The specifics of his discipline have not been released, but for now Wise will be taking a break from Twitter.
I need to take a week off Twitter. And remember acronym H.A.L.T. -- If you're Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired or all four, get off social media— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) August 22, 2017
Wise writes for the
ESPN writer ‘disciplined’ for Nick Saban misquote joke on Twitter https://t.co/Piz3ejV0pP— SEC Football (@SECfootball) August 22, 2017
ESPN released a statement about the situation. In the statement ESPN said,
Wise has now been caught making up quotes twice, and is being disciplined. Hopefully the discipline is harsh enough, so that he never gets himself into this situation again.