NCAA Releases Statement Saying Sports Illustrated’s Big Expose Into Oklahoma State Was Basically Made Up
(STILLWATER, Okla., October 21, 2014) — After a thorough review by the NCAA Enforcement Staff and an outside consultant hired by Oklahoma State University, allegations of misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program as reported by the media in September 2013 were fundamentally unfounded.
Although a few individuals outside the university refused to cooperate, investigators reviewed approximately 50,000 emails and interviewed nearly 100 individuals involved with Oklahoma State’s football program, including current and former coaches, administrators, student-athletes, students and prospects.
Oklahoma State fully cooperated with the NCAA Enforcement Staff and participated in the interviews. As a result of the information collected during these joint interviews, the NCAA will issue a notice of allegations detailing three possible Level II violations.
Thayyyyerrrrrr….where you at bro? Come out here and take your beating like a man Thayer. Twitter wants to have a word with you….
Peter King where you at dude? You want some of this too?
And let’s not forget Jason Whitlock’s epic evisceration of Thayer right when the story came out. Not always the biggest Whitlock fan but he was dead on with this one.’
Poor Thayer. That’s the problem with writing for a real reputable (well at least it used to be) source of actual journalism – when you go for the magazine version of clickbait and it turns out you exaggerated 95% of it, people get a little heated.