The line of what is labeled as true journalism these days is getting harder and harder to discern. There is a vast difference in a vetted and sourced story vs. what is put out by even "real" journalists on Twitter.
I think this story has its roots with Florio, a noted Colts hater, who is all too happy to portray something as detrimental to Indy. Now I believe he got it from somewhere but how vetted is the story? Is one source good enough to run with it on Twitter? Or if confirmed by multiple parties, there is no detail into the context of why McDaniels apparently did not have the conversation but Patricia did. It could be completely innocuous.
What really is confounding to me is that Florio is known for rumors but employed by NBC nonetheless.