It's already happened to Mae. Last November, a Boston radio station reported Red Sox manager Terry Francona as having had an affair with Mae. The host used a rumour in the New York Post, citing an unnamed manager and a sports anchor in a large market. He filled in the blanks. The DJ was fired after Red Sox lawyers entered the picture.
"I was embarrassed for myself, but I felt really bad for Hazel," Francona said during spring training. "She's a good reporter and deserves better."