Reporter who speculated that Florida QB is innocent now deleting tweets

Yesterday Twitchy reported that Treon Harris, starting quarterback for the University of Florida, is being investigated for sexual assault and has been suspended indefinitely by the team.

We included five tweets in our post from Daniel Gillman, a U of F student and “[r]adio personality at ESPN 850 WRUF” where Gillman speculated that Harris was being falsely accused of the crime by a “jealous” former girlfirend. All five of those tweets have since been deleted. Here’s Gillman’s explanation and apology:

In RE: to my earlier tweets about Treon Harris, I have removed three tweets that were a result of a single source close to Harris.

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 6, 2014

.@WUFTNews has not been able to connect the woman who reported the incident with the source’s understanding of the party involved.

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 6, 2014

I realize how irresponsible and inexcusable it was to tweet what I did. It was an inexperienced mistake to tweet what a source tells me…

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

I realize how premature it was to tweet with a single source and with the magnitude of who was involved and the subject of the case

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

Being first in breaking news is not the most important thing in the world, and until I receive more information, I apologize for the tweet

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

Note Gillman writes that he deleted only three tweets. Nope, Dan, it was five. And here they are:


Not only  “dude too late,” but “dude too little.” Let’s see what ESPN does next.

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