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Spurrier slams Columbia writer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sctvman, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. sctvman

    sctvman New Member

    Don't know if this is the right board, but South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier just slammed Ron Morris, writer at The State newspaper in Columbia, for writing an erroneous article about Bruce Ellington, who is the Gamecocks wildcat QB.

    Spurrier decided to leave the press conference until Mr. Morris was kicked out.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Anything to deflect attention from the fact that Spurrier ruined his team's title chance by sticking with Stephen Garcia ...
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What was erroneous in the article? Was it factually incorrect or did Spurrier just not like it?
  4. sctvman

    sctvman New Member

    Well, the article talked about how Spurrier "poached" Bruce Ellington from the basketball program.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I came looking for this thread. Whoa!
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    My first impression is I love the coach taking this on on its merits and not doing broad media avoidance instead. We'll see who turns out to be best on the facts but that is a ballsy and completely appropriate way to challenge something you think is unfair.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Not entirely true, he didn't "leave" the press conference, he gave the TV guys one-on-ones in another room and then came back to talk to the writers (allegedly) sans the one he didn't care for. If he did end up talking to the other writers, I can't see where I'd have a problem. He does have the right to be pissed off and not talk to someone.

    Edit: what Point said.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    If you don't click on the link, make sure that when you type the IRL, you don't drop a letter. You'll go to a whole other site that way.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Spurrier is a legendary bully if a writer pisses him off. Part of his problem has been that so many of the people who have covered him have kissed his ass so much that he doesn't handle it well when someone writes something he doesn't like.

    He probably won't stop at just walking out of the presser. He'll probably try to get the writer fired, and it won't be the first time he's done it or tried to do it.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't have a problem with him not answering a question from a writer he's mad at. That's his right.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    If the story the guy is writing is false, he should be reprimanded. If the story story is correct and Spurrier simply doesn't like it, he should be chastised.
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