Raji, Cushing, and Other Prospects Tarnished by Irresponsible Journalism

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 11, 2009

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... accused of failing drug tests at the combine that they did not, in fact, fail any tests.

If this is true, then someone has some serious explaining to do.

Far be it for me to chastise the traditional media, but I’m more than annoyed with the recent handling of “leaked” NFL combine drug test results.

About 12 years ago, I exchanged e-mails with a popular ESPN writer. I had just launched a sports website and was trying to get him to link to it on his ESPN page.

The writer told me that he was against fan-driven sports sites (at the time, “blogs” didn’t exist). His contention was that outside the traditional media, there are no checks and balances.

Since they’re not in danger of being fired, there’s nothing to stop “fans who are pretending to be sports writers” from reporting false rumors.

They answer to nobody. There’s no accountability. He wasn’t about to encourage somethi...

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