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redfieldk717
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they may not be sending this issue out anymore...


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re: SI attempted to bribe club owner and event promoter ***WITH LINK***
The media will learn one day, don't frick with LSU in any way. Also shouldn't have fricked with a kid from the streets. Did they actually expect that the people from his neighborhood and that have his back, to turn on him and get him in trouble? Even if the whole article is true, the people involved aren't going to admit it. It's street education 101.


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some people will just never understand...

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EDSBS calls the SI piece "Incompetence".


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2007lsuno1
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redwingtiger
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This pisses me off. Writer trying to further his career.


Jester
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I think the fact that a lot of fans of other SEC schools are railing against Thamel says all you need to know. Florida fans taking up for the Honey Badger? Yeah, Thamel is a piece of crap. Crap's best use is as a heat source. Same as his articles.

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CP3LSU25
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they may not be sending this issue out anymore...



Is this real life?


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timmeister
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Sports Illustrated coming under heavy fire for Honey Badger report

Written by Matt Yoder on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 17:42

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This week, Sports Illustrated attempted another high profile investigation into a prominent college sports story. New SI hires Pete Thamel (formerly of the New York Times) and Thayer Evans (formerly of Fox Sports) published a lengthy piece on former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. As the "Honey Badger" - a Heisman finalist and one of the most recognizable athletes in college football, it was a huge story this summer when Mathieu was kicked off the LSU football team due to substance abuse problems. Mathieu has since re-enrolled at LSU, choosing not to transfer to an FCS school (and subsequently go to the NFL Draft), leading to speculation he could play football again for the Tigers in 2013. The Sports Illustrated article's major revelations are that party posters and videos for a night club using Mathieu could harm his future eligibility and sources told SI Mathieu had received benefits from the club as well. The explosiveness and relevance of a cover story regarding the eligibility of someone who's not even playing college football at the moment is subject for debate. What's also up for debate is the extent Sports Illustrated and Thamel in particular went to get their story, with serious allegations being levied by many parties involved. Mathieu and his parents declined to be interviewed by SI, but did speak to Fox 8 in New Orleans. There, Honey Badger called the SI article "ridiculous" and said SI and Thamel repeatedly harassed him from blocked phone numbers. The Mathieu family even hired a lawyer to stop Pete Thamel from trespassing on their property and violating their privacy. Thamel could defend those allegations as being a dedicated reporter committed to his search for a story. But there's another allegation that is well and truly explosive and much more serious. Promoter Xavier Williams accuses the Sports illustrated reporter of trying to use a $2500 bribe to get him to incriminate Mathieu and lie about giving the Honey Badger free stuff in a report by WBRZ in Baton Rouge. Sports Illustrated said the allegations were "absurd" and "completely fabricated." Video via Friends of the Program...So we've basically devolved into a "he said, she said" story with neither side likely to give any ground. Across the media spectrum, journalists, bloggers, and fans are weighing in on three different sides of the story. Some are blasting Thamel for again trying to tear down another college athlete (just mention his name in Lexington and enjoy the warm reception). Others are defending Thamel and his reporting chops. And then there are those taking a more nuanced approach.



HamBone14
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Awful Announcing too

ETA: shit, just got beat to the punch
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Mr. Hangover
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Mathieu was kicked off the LSU football team due to substance abuse problems



does this phrase get under anyone else's skin as much as it does me?? look i get it, he was wrong for smoking weed, i'm not going to deny that... however, when people use the phrase 'substance abuse' i honestly think it refers to much worse things like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, X, acid, etc
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dgnx6
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Alcohol is substance abuse imo, not weed


Mr. Hangover
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you're right... i edited


ProjectP2294
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re: SI attempted to bribe club owner and event promoter ***WITH LINK***
So far, Saturday Down South (which I believe is Kentucky heavy), Kentucky Sports Radio, EDSBS (Florida heavy), and Clay Travis (Tennessee) have all come out against Thamel and Evans. There were also a lot of tweets from Auburn fans denouncing them as well.

These are not people that would normally defend Tyrann Mathieu. Tells you how much good will those arse clowns have garnered in this part of the country.


Mr. Hangover
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a lot of them have said something about this guy having a lot to do with the whole cam newton situation blowing up... i never thought about that


Statestreet
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a lot of them have said something about this guy having a lot to do with the whole cam newton situation blowing up... i never thought about that


Thayer Evans is the co-author of the article who has a history of writing piles of crap using shady, questionable "investigative" tactics.


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nycajun
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Alcohol is substance abuse imo, not weed


I understand not wanting to believe that marijuana use has deleterious short- and long-term health effects. I also understand not wanting to believe that unprotected sex is a bad idea. But facts are tough little MFs.


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