A spokesperson for the Wisconsin highway safety authority(HSA) has confirmed that Clay Matthews has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Wisconsin hospital for treatment, and the full extent of his injuries are not known at this time, however, both of his legs were visibly broken and not life threatening according to sources.
While the news page “looks” official enough … it’s from Global Associated News. So I first asked myself when I first saw it, What’s Global Associated News and why are they the first to break this story? Why not the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, the Green Bay Press Gazette? Profootballtalk.com? or why not lombardiave.com?
So, I did what every good reporter does – I Googled it … ahahahha. After all, you can believe everything you read on the Internet, right?
But there sure are a lot of people on Twitter who took it at face value.
Here’s is what he tweeted at about 2 p.m. CDT today:
Where’d you hear that? The Internet. And you believed it? Yeah, they can’t put anything on the Internet that isn’t true.
Number one, we’re happy that Clay is OK and that the story was a hoax. Secondly, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet … it’s NOT always true.