Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) scores a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Tre Mason disputes reports he needs wrist surgery

We have now had two college players call out major media members in the past 24 hours over reports about them they are claiming as false. Just hours after Ohio State defensive back Bradley Roby claimed all reports about his alleged arrest for drunk driving were false, Auburn running back Tre Mason was quick to thwart a report that he needs wrist surgery this offseason.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Mason was a surprise name to show up at the medical check in Indianapolis for the combine, and that the Heisman finalist needed wrist surgery. While the report noted that Mason would be ready for the preseason, that didn’t stop the man himself from firing back at Rapoport’s report.

The original report:

And the response it promoted from Mason, who then heard back from Rapoport:



This is an interesting development for Mason as it’s not unclear if his wrist is injured or not. While he’s saying his wrist is fine, Rapoport is trying to tell him that his wrist isn’t.

It’s hard to say who we should believe here but both have motives to be correct. Rapoport is fighting for a scoop while Mason is fighting to ensure his stock doesn’t take a hit.

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