The next poster to assert that female reporters habitually sleep around had better back it up, or suffer the consequences.
Speculation, based on a published statement by the best reporter covering the team, is verboten? Really?
While your point is a good one and a moral one, it's not as if there was no smoke, nor fire in these rumors over the past few seasons. Quite the opposite, in fact, if you're willing to connect fairly obvious data points in the absence of a "yeah, it happened" statement from one or more of the involved parties.
And you should absolutely be doling out consequences if the supposition is general, as in all female reporters. However, in this case, the speculation is specific and it may be relevant. Personally, I draw the inference from Edes' report that there's a new or lingering health issue for a man who has not been 100% healthy during his tenure. And if so, that's a shame. Tito's a good guy who deserves a long, healthy life.
But to simply declare a topic verboten if you "can't back it up"...well, you dopes'll be awfully busy if you apply that standard to all speculation. And you might be very wrong, if the rumors are more than just spiteful, sexist rumors.
In any case, get rid of the clueless eye candy, hire an ugly dude to read the live commercials and ask the post-game questions. Problem solved.