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A little follow-up on the vicious Dan Snyder rumormongering that forced Peter King to strikethrough over 300 words of his Monday column. Today, King offered a mea culpa:

Strange story Monday that I referred to in the column, the one about Washington owner Dan Snyder being on a radio show and saying the Steelers were trying to trade up with Washington into the middle of the first round of the April 28 draft. All parties denied this ever happened, and the story is apparently not true.

While trolling for notes for Monday's column, I saw this one online, from a veteran Steeler reporter, and assumed it was true, particularly after it got some traction over the weekend on Twitter.

Some of you have wondered why I didn't name the source of the report, Jim Wexell, in my note Monday. If a reporter sources a radio show in a tweet or news story, I source the radio show, not the reporter who (I assume) either heard the radio show or saw quotes from it. And I assumed this one was factual. The fact that it apparently was not is now going to add another layer of checking to what I do before I report something. What goes in my column is my responsibility, regardless of the source of the information.

Wexell still hasn't told us who fed him the phony information about Dan Snyder. He noted on Twitter that he "trusted a source." Well, obviously. But could this not be skullduggery? Could it not be an elaborate conspiracy by Tony Wyllie to smear Peter King? I mean, it's just a rumor I heard.

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