Rubin shooting down Waters, who 15 minutes earlier was like, welp, two sources, gotta go with it there.
I hope even the most perfectly programmed journo-bot realizes that saying... butbutbut I had two sources! isn't going to save your credibility with the public if you're wrong.
My guess is their reporter had to have this vetted by their lawyers. Had to. An organization as strong and professional as ESPN, with so much on the line...
And you know how many Syracuse people we have at ESPN, so you can just imagine the angst.