“Columbia Police sergeant Joe Bernhard said Monday morning that (Dorial) Green-Beckham was not arrested over the weekend, but according to residents at Brookside Townhomes, Green-Beckham was involved in an incident there sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday.”
Matthew Fairburn, writer, columbiamissourian.com
GH: I took TJ Carpenter to task for the slipshod way he handled breaking this story Sunday afternoon. Carpenter definitely had some facts correct but he quickly backed off from his original tweet that DGB would soon be arrested and deferred to Gabe DeArmond for anyone wanting more details. Carpenter had a story and it involved DGB and it is serious enough that it resulted in the Mizzou sophomore’s immediate suspension. But it is also obvious Carpenter broke a story prematurely, with too few substantiated facts that he was all too willing to back away from once DeArmond made it clear that without an arrest there was no story.
“There are standards for reporting something. If something happens we’ll report it, but nothing has happened.”
Gabe DeArmond, @GabeDeArmond, at 4:26 PM Sunday, Twitter
GH: There are standards for reporting something. The desire to be first should not trump the desire to be correct – no matter if you are writing for the NY Times or hosting a weekend sports talk radio show in Kansas City.
“The only incident from Brookside Townhomes reported to the Columbia police within this time period is a burglary at 2:36 a.m. Sunday.”
Matthew Fairburn, columbiamissourian.com
GH: Is this burglary related to DGB’s suspension? Is it a coincidence? Gary Pinkel and Mizzou obviously know more than the rest of us about what happened at Brookside Townhomes early Sunday morning.
“After (Green-Beckham) drove away, his teammates were yelling at us to not call the cops. They were like, ‘Dude, come on. Just don’t call the cops.’”
Chris Connor, a Mizzou sophomore and resident of the Brookside Apartment complex, columbiamissourian.com
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial. We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with being a Missouri Tiger, and Dorial has not met those recently. It’s been disappointing to have this and other issues which have taken place lately. It’s frustrating because we work very hard to instill responsibility and discipline in our young men, so that our program represents Mizzou the right way. These actions aren’t representative of those expectations, and we are addressing these issues head-on.””
Gary Pinkel, in an official announcement that DGB has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policy, columbiamissourian.com
GH: Pinkel was arrested for drunk driving a couple of years ago and was just given a raise and contract extension by Mizzou. Will DGB receive as much rope as his coach?
“I like Danny (Manning) a lot as a coaching prospect. Danny is like Wayne Selden. Wayne Selden was wise enough to say, ‘Okay, I’m a talent and I might be able to fake my way through it if I went pro but this is not the time.’ I think Danny is a talent and he might be able find his way through the mess that Wake (Forest) is but I think he sold his talent at the wrong time to the wrong place. … There’s no question in my mind that he’s a unique talent but I don’t think he’s in the right place. I think it’s a really, really hard job.”
Mike DeCourcy, on Manning leaving Tulsa for the Wake Forest head coaching position, 810 AM
GH: Did Manning jump too soon and to a place where even his best work might not be good enough? Wake Forest might not be Duke or North Carolina when it comes to basketball but it sure isn’t where Wichita State or K-State were when those programs were recently revived. Manning might have to work at it but he can get the job done there in Salem as well as he could in a lot of places. I think he will do quite well in the shadows of Roy and Coach K.
“I’m an authority on this and I can tell you something…it gets worse. Up four or five times a night is in your future.”
Dan Rather, in an interview with Howard Stern, after Stern asked him about aging and his many trips to the bathroom each night, Sirius Radio
GH: Rather is now 82 and it seems the perfect age to appear on Howard Stern’s radio show. Read on.
“You know, I don’t know any of the Kardashians.”
Dan Rather, when asked by Stern to name his favorite Kardashian, Sirius Radio
“I have learned to like classical music but it’s still mostly Hank Wilson and Willie Nelson.”
Dan Rather, when asked by Stern what music he liked to listen to, Sirius Radio
“Oh, I tweet, Facebook and all that. I love it but I don’t understand it all.”
Dan Rather, on his comfort level with social media, Sirius Radio
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