ESPN's Charissa Thompson and Jay Williams Hit with Dating Rumors

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 6, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03:  Sportscaster Charissa Thompson attends ESPN The Magazine's 'NEXT' Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
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The latest scuttlebutt coming from Super Bowl Sunday is two ESPN personalities were spotted getting rather comfortable with one another. 

According to a Big Lead report, ESPN's rising star Charissa Thompson and the network's college basketball analyst, Jay Williams, are dating. 

Before we continue, let's offer that this is merely a rumored hookup, and nothing has been confirmed by either party, nor by ESPN. 

However, as Big Lead reminds us, the network never really confirmed anything when Michelle Beadle was dating her colleague at the time, Matthew Barnaby. 

It all begins with this tweet the website received from one of their readers. 

Brendan Nelson @Brendan_Nelson

@TheBigLead Charissa Thompson is dating Jay Williams. Holding hands on bourbon st., etc. Might want more before a post but it's true.

The report also points to this photo of the two, who were in New Orleans this past weekend to take in the Super Bowl festivities. 

This particular photo features the two along with Erin Andrews at the Justin Timberlake concert, via Thompson tweet. 

Charissa Thompson @CharissaT

My favorite people...... Including JT! @ErinAndrews @RealJayWilliams http://t.co/bucO8214

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Thompson may be the biggest star at the network in the wake of departures from the likes of Erin Andrews and Michelle Beadle.

The 30-year-old was the co-host of Numbers Never Lie and is now the co-host of SportsNation, taking over once Beadle left for NBC Sports. 

Jay Williams (31) is a former Duke star who now serves as the network's college basketball analyst. Between them, there is a great deal of sports star power. 

Again, this may be nothing more than the admiration of two friends being misconstrued by passersby as they took in the Super Bowl. 

Then again, there is a lot of smoke surrounding this potential fire. 

Hit me up on Twitter for more sexy swag. 

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