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Yep, that's the guy

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I did a short interview last weekend with a visiting player from a semipro football team that was in town. Turns out, he grew up around here and had a few interesting things to say about why he plays the game, etc. Made a decent peg for a follo on the home team hitting the road this weekend.

    For some reason, just to check my notes, I googled this guy ... and there he is, mug shot and all, on the Louisiana sex offenders registry.

  2. FleetFeet

    FleetFeet Member

    Did that kill your story? I think a strong argument could be made either way.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    See if you can whimsically weave into your lede.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Wasn't relevant to the point I was trying to make, he's not from our area besides, so I pressed on. It was a back-of-the-book story anyway.

    But ... a few years back we had a front page "Neighbors" section story about a guy who built model trains and it turned out he was major former sex offender. Howdy, neighbor!
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    "Hey kiddies...come see my choo-choo..."
  6. JordanGarretson

    JordanGarretson New Member

    Him being listed as a sex offender could mean something as insignificant as public urination...But it's better fodder for jokes if we assume worse :)
  7. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    "....but these days, the only tight ends he's looking for are his teammates."
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Exactly. The sex offender list is necessary, yes, but overly broad.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    It's hard finding tight ends with such good hands, these days.
  11. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Tight ends, wide receivers, whatever it takes. Any port in a storm.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

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