NESN.com published a report on Thursday that said Tyler Palko, the former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, was now working at a shoe store in Aberdeen, S.D. The source of this extraordinary news was Wikipedia, and NESN.com helpfully added this:
There has been no confirmation made of the claim, but looking at Palko's numbers from his six starts in 2011 it might be a good career move.
Hmm. Sensing an opportunity for a huge exclusive, we decided to check it out by calling the Payless ShoeSource in Aberdeen ourselves. A woman who works at the store quickly informed us that no one named Tyler Palko was employed there. And guess what? Palko's Wikipedia page no longer mentions anything about any of this. We'll have more on this as it develops, but remember, you heard it here first.