NBC is firing back at reports that it is involved in a major bidding war for Casey Anthony - and leading the pack no less - denying that it ever offered money.
An NBC rep says:
"NBC News has not and will not be in a bidding war for a Casey Anthony interview. No money has or will be offered, no licensing or other arrangements."
"If we were to conduct an interview it would be under our standards."
The network doesn't deny interest in landing a sit-down with Anthony. In fact, the rep confirms NBC paid for Jose Baez's hotel in NYC last week.
Baez, Casey's attorney, was believed to be holed up and negotiating for interviews on her behalf, and talking about a "big price tag" for them.
Sources connected with ABC insist there was indeed a bidding war between all three major networks for Anthony, and even Anthony's parents.
While networks don't pay for interviews, technically, they frequently get around this by licensing photos and videos - such as this alleged one Casey Anthony drinking - at whatever price they want, effectively the exact same thing.