In other news: Steve Spurrier banned reporter and now newspaper takes it further

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    Of course, but again this is a terrible precedent.

    I love Spurrier and have no allegiance to this reporter, but it is not the right way to handle it at all.
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    Morris needed to either step up to the plate to name a source or back down and apologize for not substantiating the claims. I think rumor-mongoring is more dangerous when it comes to journalism. If you want to have conspiracy theories, start a blog or join a fringe reporting agency who looks for that kind of "news."

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    Read the opinion piece. It really isn't even a he said / she said thing.
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    Like, basically, it was Morris saying it's bad for USC basketball that this kid is focusing on football.

    I don't even know what Spurrier could be calling a "lie" here. Essentially, he doesn't like the negative tone, I guess. I don't recall Steve being that thin-skinned while he was here.
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    Maybe after so many years of dealing with douche reporters, he's had enough. Or maybe he's just turned into an ornery cuss.
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    I read it, it looked harmless to me. For whatever reason, Spurrier said it wasn't true. If I am accused of saying something that isn't true, I'm either going to defend the content with why I said what I said or I'm going to apologize for the inaccuracy. Morris did neither...which makes him look shady or scared in my view. No place for either in journalism; just my opinion.

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    That's just it, what isn't true? There's nothing there really even to argue.
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    That article is a poorly written hack job/hit pc.. He should be fired for that alone.

    what garbage..

    "It became apparent during Ellington’s freshman basketball season that he hit a wall. Coupled with an injury, Ellington’s production declined sharply during the last half of the season. Part of the problem also could have been Ellington had never played that much basketball for an extended period. Throughout high school, Ellington never played the game year-round, and the lack of training caught up to him around mid-season.


    In both sports, off-season workouts have become paramount to an individual and a team’s success. It appears Ellington will begin immediately on his off-season football workouts.


    So, every day he concentrates on football is a day away from basketball. That can only hinder his growth as a basketball player at a crucial time. Many basketball players make their biggest leap in development between their freshman and sophomore seasons.


    When recruited under a basketball scholarship offer from coach Darrin Horn, Ellington was promised an opportunity to play football as well. So, when Spurrier began exploring the possibility of Ellington joining his team, Horn honored that promise as he should have."

    Plus the kid had 40 grabs for 600 yds and 7 td's last yr.
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    "Hey, it sucks that this kid won't be playing basketball"

    "LIES"

    In essence, this is Spurrier not liking someone who's "negative" about the program. How is that a good precedent? Write something he perceives as "negative" and you can't cover the program anymore?

    Yikes.
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    During Spurrier's days at UF I worked in an office that interacted with him. We had our share of conflicts, including one where he let people on the outside know he was disenchanted with or handling of a couple of situations. He later apologized to me.

    But having been at odds with him, I never felt he did anything that went against NCAA rules; I never felt that he meant to cause any harm to UF; I would trust his word over a reporter any day of the week.
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    Just a guess, but maybe the "courting" of Ellington to football. It implies that Spurrier had to persuade Ellington to come play rather than the typical Spurrier approach of recruiting while he was here; Bates does a great impression of how Spurrier recruits and it was hardly the "courting" style.

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    Trying to intimidate the media soldiers to toe the company line just as our coach did to this site.
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    I don't think so, but good try, I suppose.
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    Oh... I got it!

    If you don't have anything to write about, Dig up and rewrite a story that is two years old. Wtf?

    Is this really the first time you have heard this story?
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    Uh, what?
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    Ok, agree to disagree. Either way, it's not my problem, it's Morris' problem. I just know how I would handle it if I were in his shoes.

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    Good for S.O.S. Some journalists feel as if they can write whatever they want and not have to face the repercussions.
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    It's a good blueprint for any coach.

    Essentially force every publication to hire "superfans" who won't ask questions and will only write fluff pieces. Hope Muschamp's paying attention.

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