Found April 09, 2012 on Down and Distance:

Oh how news can spread like wildfire. Even worse when it’s the wrong news. Mike Wallace, longtime correspondent for the popular television show 60 Minutes, died Saturday at age 93. However, a handful of football fans on Twitter thought that it was the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace who died, and they sounded off on Twitter before realizing their mistake:

This Mike Wallace death is seriously bad news for the Steelers

— Brett Hannons (@MtngGrlsOnMetro) April 8, 2012

RIP Mike Wallace.Maybe the Steelers shouldn’t have cut Hines Ward?

— Kyle Chapman (@BeowulfMD) April 8, 2012

RIP Mike Wallace, now the steelers def gon draft a WR in the draft #onlythegooddieyoung

— Frames Janco (@TheFramesJanco) April 8, 2012

In reality, the Steelers speedy star is perfectly fine, and hopefully working out a new contract. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the actual Mike Wallace who passed away. Let this be a lesson: check your facts before speaking.

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