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ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap defended the use of anonymous sources. (Credit: ESPN)

ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap “defends the use of anonymous sources” amid criticism for the network’s and New York Times’ Cam Newton story, USA Today reported. Newton plays for Auburn University’s football team.

“Obviously, a reporter has to protect someone’s identity in certain cases,” Schaap is quoted as saying. “Otherwise, you’re not going to get any information. There’s so many huge stories we never would have known about, never would have come to light, if anonymous sources had not been used.”

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