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Yahoo(!) Sports report on Tim Floyd/OJ Mayo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BRoth, May 13, 2009.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member


    My initial reaction is a bit stumped because it seems like this one guy, Louis Johnson, is just on a crusade to bury OJ Mayo. I understand why they weren't able to get other comments from authorities or USC, but it just seems strange they wouldn't include another source, saying anything. The only other quotes they have are from Johnson's attorneys, who naturally back up what he's saying and apparently were the ones to break the story to Yahoo(!) Sports in the first place.

    They also include this, but I wouldn't really count it as much:
    “As you know, USC can’t comment on any issue that’s the subject of an ongoing NCAA and Pac-10 investigation,” USC general counsel Carol Mauch Amir said.

    I know Yahoo(!)'s thing has been going after NCAA violations like this, but does this seem like a stretch?
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    How can you expect to have any fun in Vegas with just $1,000?
  3. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Wow, there's a lot of no-commenting in that piece (unlike Woj/Wetzel's UConn story for the same site). Have to think the story doesn't get written as a standalone, without the potential "lack of institutional control" charges against USC. But because that possibility is in play, it does make sense for Robinson and Cole -- the same guys who broke the Reggie Bush story, as I recall -- to follow up on it.
  4. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Kelly Naqi's story, ironically a year ago to the day Yahoo came out with its story, reported those same numbers. I realize that there's money to be made in representing athletes in contract negotiations and sponsorship deals, but what's a realistic time frame for an agent to make back that kind of seed money? Since Mayo is rep'd by Leon Rose, I'm guessing that makes it harder to get a return on any alleged investment.
  5. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    There are some details in there. I think it's a good story. It's a straight cash transaction and therefore isn't going to have the same paper trail as the ESPN revelations.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The all you can eat special for $5.99. Beverage is extra.
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  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Great column from Kurt Streeter on USC's troubles -- and their refusal to discuss it:

  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Centenary is really fucked, isn't it?
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    My problem with the column is that the NCAA investigation is still ongoing, and it seems like Streeter is using the 'No comment' policy as an excuse to rip USC.

    Sure, it would be nice if USC decided to just discuss the investigation, but they don't want anyone saying anything that could A.) Get them in worse trouble or B.) Get themselves sued.

    At this juncture, I don't mind if USC is giving a 'No comment'.

    Now, if they are found guilty of these allegations, then they need to make themselves available to the media for any and all questions, no restrictions.
  10. Yeah, Cleveland State is going on probation for sure. :D
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Perhaps this will shed some light on the "no comment" and silence mentioned above.
    It's a piece by Paul Pringle and was packaged with Streeter. May put Streeter in better context:
  12. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Has been ever since Robert Parish left
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