By Shawn Rice
An NFL entertainment lawyer being found dead hours after telling reporters that the upcoming Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles was “rigged” is fake news. There is no truth to a report that a lawyer for the NFL had claimed that the Super Bowl was rigged or that a lawyer had died.
Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and the Patriots will feature the best team from each respective conference in the NFL. The quarterback comparison is one of the most intriguing storylines for this Super Bowl, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady up against Eagles signal-caller Nick Foles.
Now, where did the fake news originate? The YourNewsWire published the fake news article on Jan. 29, 2018 reporting that an NFL “entertainment lawyer” had been discovered dead just hours after revealing scandalous allegations that the upcoming Super Bowl was “rigged.” You can read the fake news below.
An NFL entertainment lawyer, who has worked for the corporation for more than 15 years, has been found dead in New York City hours after telling reporters that Super Bowl LII is “rigged.”
Dan Goodes was found dead in his hometown of New York City in what early reports described as an “gangland-style execution”, hours after blowing the whistle on the “rigged Super Bowl” backstage at a promotional event in Minneapolis.
Early reports claim the 49-year-old was found shot dead in a 2017 BMW 2 Series, along with one other man, believed to be a close friend.
Goodes, an entertainment lawyer who worked at the National Football League’s Park Avenue headquarters, had been representing the NFL in Minneapolis, working alongside Eagles and Patriots franchise staff on promoting Sunday’s Super Bowl featuring the two teams.
However Goodes went “off-script” in Minneapolis and was “physically removed” from the premises by security staff, but not before publicly condemning the NFL as “totally corrupt” and claiming the Super Bowl is “fixed.”
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Snopes. What is the problem with the story to make it false? For one thing, the NFL does not employ any “entertainment lawyer” by the name of Dan Goodes. Nor can one find any legitimate news coverage suggesting that someone by that name recently “blew the whistle” on “rigged” football games or died in a “gangland-style execution.”
Additionally, the photograph used in the fake news can be found originally here. The photograph is actually from a July 2017 news report about a New York police officer who was shot in her patrol car.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
YOU NEED TO BE ASKING YOURSELF WHY IS HE DEAD IF ITS NOT TRUE, RUMORS OF RIGGING IN ALL SPORTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED FOR YEARS BY THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST
NFL Lawyer, Who Claimed Super Bowl Is ‘Rigged’, Found Dead https://t.co/xbzVLzsC7N via @yournewswire
— RIGHT TO TRUTH MEDIA (@opalessense) January 30, 2018
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