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ESPN "Accidentally" Fired NFL Reporter Adam Schefter Friday

Adam Schefter on the phone.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Sports Writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, who is constantly glued to his cell phone(s), is one of the hardest working people in all of sports, so it'd be one heck of a surprise if the Worldwide Leader decided to terminate him out of the blue. But Friday morning, for whatever reason, ESPN deactivated both his cell phone and his laptop computer, as if he'd been let go by the company. It was eventually reported as "accidental" by a company spokesman.

">@AdamSchefter on the terminated list. Devices have been deactivated. Looking for suspects

— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel)

Sources: Someone at ESPN "accidentally" placed @AdamSchefter on the terminated list. Devices have been deactivated. Looking for suspects

— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) August 21, 2015

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Schefter joked on Twitter that it was actually the second time it's happened to him.

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The question, obviously, is whether someone did this as a joke intentionally or if it was just a mistake. If it was the former, perhaps someone will be getting fired by ESPN today.