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As NFL Credits Ian Rapoport for Breaking Tyrann Mathieu News, Josina Anderson Responds With Revelation: “Literally He Broke None of It”

Samnur Reza

As NFL Credits Ian Rapoport for Breaking Tyrann Mathieu News, Josina Anderson Responds With Revelation: "Literally He Broke None of It"

After an 11-year-long stint in the big league — and a slight decline in performance in the last season — no one was expecting safety Tyrann Mathieu to land a lucrative deal. But to anyone’s surprise, the former LSU Tigers star recently inked a two-year, $13 million deal with the Saints, potentially confirming that he will hang up his cleats in his own city. This story, however, has since taken an unexpected turn, with the NFL itself reporting it on its social media, but crediting the wrong person who initially broke the news.

The National Football League, on X (formerly Twitter), announced that the Saints are signing a two-year deal with Tyrann Mathieu, but credited Ian Rapoport instead of the actual reporter who broke the news first — Josina Anderson from CBS. In a tweet this Thursday, Anderson claimed that the Pro Bowler safety was about to sign a $13 million contract with the Saints and cited Nick Underhill as her source about the length of the contract (two years).

Anderson even clarified the error under the NFL’s post on X, stating, “Literally he (Ian Rapoport) broke none of this.” Some fans even went on to demand that the league’s social media page give the CBS reporter her due credit; surprisingly, sparking an investigation from internet detectives.

Did Josina Anderson Break Tyrann Mathieu’s News First?

Anderson’s comment has since riled up the football community. While a few concurred that Rapoport never really reported any of this, others called out the NFL Insider of CBS. One fan sought justice by commenting, “Give (Josina Anderson) her credit for breaking this story

However, there were also a few who expressed how it was neither Rapoport nor Anderson, who reported this story, crediting Nick Underhill, who first broke the story on X.

Josina Anderson clarified — that while Underhill was the one to disclose the length of the deal, she was the first to reveal the specific amount. She replied to the previous user’s comment, saying,

Yet another fan expressed that the league wasn’t in the wrong, remarking, “It doesn’t say anything about Breaking….its an alert and RapSheet (Ian Rapoport) confirmed it via his sources

Take a look how others reacted,

This whole thing is sure a distraction from Tyrann Mathieu’s revised deal. According to Spotrac, the star safety previously signed a three-year, $28.3 million contract with the Saints. He is set to get a $7 million in base salary this year, which will decrease to $1.25 and $1.3 million in 2025 and 2026, respectively. Fans suspect that Mathieu’s declining age might be the factor behind this pay cut.

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Samnur Reza

Samnur Reza


Samnur Reza, or "Rocky," is an NFL editor for the SportsRush. Although his love for football began with Tom Brady, he’s now a devoted fan of Jalen Hurts and is keeping his fingers crossed for the first ring. When asked how he remains loyal to the Eagles, he channels his inner Jim from The Office and responds, 'On a wing and a prayer.' Much like his love for football, Rocky is a dedicated cinephile with an impressive amount of screen time. He’s also fond of cats and has a furry friend named ‘Eva’.

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