Break open the bubbly — then break the news.
That’s how Monday went for Kansas City Plaza Liquor employee Katie Camlin, who actually unearthed the news of Patrick Mahomes signing a mega-extension hours before ESPN’s Adam Schefter legitimately broke it.
Per USA Today, Camlin was told by her store manager that Chiefs employees entered the liquor store in search of some celebratory champagne.
The now-deleted tweet reads: “A front office employee for the Chiefs came in and bought 6 bottles of Dom Perignon. Said there’s a big signing today. He said it’s not Chris Jones, so my guess is a Mahomes deal.”
“Off the cuff, I tweeted it because I’m a Chiefs fan and I was beyond excited,” Camlin told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. “It’s kind of fun to have a scoop.”
While the tweet in itself is a bit vague to be considered news breaking — Camlin admitted herself that it was more of a guess than actual knowlecge — stumbling across that information is still pretty impressive. After all, its Google rating is nearly a 5.0, so Plaza Liquor must have the highest standard in customer service.
Camlin ended up deleting the tweet, fearing loss of employment from the store, thinking she may have broken some policy in revealing customer affairs. In any case, she was clearly happy to beat the top NFL news breaker to the story.
By the way, a regular bottle of Dom Perignon champagne can go for around $200, while the more expensive stuff can head upwards of around $500. With Mahomes’ mega-deal, it’s slightly surprising that the Chiefs had money left to blow on that champagne.
In the days of Twitter, news comes from everywhere. While Schefter will still get the credit — and we should always consider the source — maybe Camlin has a future in news breaking.
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