Two Philadelphia Eagles Reporters Fight in Team Locker Room Over Twitter War of Words


The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a rough start this season, posting a 1-2 record. Michael Vick suffered a bone bruise in his non-throwing hand against the Giants, and now even the Eagles’ reporters are falling apart.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News and Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer got into a war of words when McLane said, via Twitter, that Vick would likely start Sunday’s matchup against the 49ers, according to Fox Sports.

Bowen denounced this claim, stating that no one knew Vick’s status, which upset McLane, prompting him offer up this ridiculous proposition back to Bowen (again, via Twitter):

“How about if Vick starts Sunday you have to say on Daily News Live, ‘I’m an old hack that hasn’t broken a story in years, needs my editor to keep my blog fresh, and missed Vick on Monday because I was cluelessly tapping away on my computer and had to steal quotes from hard-working reporters who have a clue,'”

Bowen communicated to McLane he would deal with the issue face to face.

“I don’t intend to have any tantrums on Twitter, myself,” said Bowen.

Bowen, who has been working for the Daily News since 2002, encountered McLane on Wednesday at the Eagles’ practice facility, and landed a blow to McLane’s head before the two were separated.

So what if he’s an ‘old hack?’ The man can still land a punch.

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