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So why do we continue to harp on this whole "Jon Gruden took the third day of the draft off" thing?...

So why do we continue to harp on this whole "Jon Gruden took the third day of the draft off" thing? Because our instincts are telling us that there's far more to the story, and we believe based on what we've heard from others that ESPN producer Jay Rothman's explanation to Richard Deitsch of SI.com is simply not credible, and that Rothman could be trying to conceal the truth. ... Our skepticism is prompting others to reach out with more details. For example, regarding Rothman's claim that Gruden's "voice was gone" at the conclusion of the second day of the draft (Friday), our relatively new friend (we think) Brad Wells (a/k/a BigBlueShoe) of StampedeBlue.com says that he heard Gruden talking normally while they were, um, seeing a man about a horse. "I probably saw him in the bathroom anywhere from 10:30 [p.m. to] 11:15 [p.m.]," Wells told us via e-mail. "He was talking. His voice sounded like, well, Gruden's voice. He was talking about some 'undersized player' in the restroom. After [leaving the] restroom, he went upstairs and signed autographs. Again, even outside signing autographs, his voice seemed fine."

PFT quotes me on their "Jon Gruden took a day off an ESPN won't admit it" story. Florio refers to me as his friend... he thinks. As I told Mike, it is certainly possible that Gruden lost his voice between Midnight and 9am on Saturday, but highly doubtful.
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