They got bad blood.
Howard Eskin told the WIP Morning Show today that he thinks Fletcher Cox is “letting his agent dictate what he does,” and he’s turned down an offer of “over $60 million guaranteed.” Eskin said Cox’s agent, Todd France, is seen as a “tough guy” and he’s only trying to bolster Cox’s worth so he can also get more money for his other defensive line clients. Todd France did not like that.
France joined the Mike & Ike Show to push back on Eskin. “I’m 44 years old,” France said. “You think I enjoy people — I shouldn’t say people — a person talking about me with this kind of misinformation and framing it in a certain way?” And if Eskin wants to make him a tough guy, he’ll be a tough guy. “It makes me want to be that tough guy that you guys told me I was and throw on the boxing gloves and say let’s go at it Howard, let’s go.” France then – I assume – looked at a picture of Howard and hummed to himself, “Oh my God, look at that face, you look like my next mistake.”
“What’s amazing to me, is that today’s day and age you can report something and absolutely make no attempt to contact the other party — perhaps in this case maybe the agent — and ask him, ‘Hey this is the information I’m getting. Is this true, is this not true?’ If I choose not to comment or don’t respond, then that’s on me. But to me, it’s careless reporting when you don’t even attempt to check your facts that are quote-unquote — that are facts — I should put those in quotes …
I just felt like, you know what, enough is enough. I can’t just let this guy go on a rant and speak what he wants to speak …
To me it’s just wrong, careless, and bad reporting. That’s my opinion because I actually know the facts.”
Welcome to Philadelphia, dude. Where everything is made up, the points don’t matter, and we all take Howard Eskin’s reports with a grain of agenda-driven salt.