AP reports Dennis Allen fired, retracts report, apologizes

An Associated Press reporter Terry Collins has retracted a Tweet and apologized after reporting that Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen was fired.

Collins now is saying it was just rumors, not sources saying that a firing has happened.

Either way Allen is on the hot seat.

The reporter deleted his initial Tweet, which said Allen has been fired and an announcement could come Tuesday.

"Please disregard my recent tweet about the Raiders," Allen said. "These rumors haven't been confirmed by the AP. I'm sorry."

Not a good look for the wire service obviously.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.