I was just curious as to what type of coverage has been given to this story on the sports websites around the internet.
You know that, if it were Ohio State, the headlines would read something like (at the very least) "OSU player given impermissable benifits" and it would be at the top of the headlines.
Well here's a run down of what the main sports websites are reporting as of right now....
ESPN - It's not on the front page. It's the second story on the NCAAF page and the headline reads "Source: Tide staffer gave Clinton-Dix loan."
CBS Sports - Front page, 7 stories down. At least they have it on their front page headlines... But the headline reads "Alabama expects Clinton-Dix to miss 1-3 games."
Sports Illustrated - Almost the same as CBS... It's on the front page, but the headline reads "'Bama's Clinton-Dix expected to miss 1-3 games." On thier NCAAF page, the headline says "Alabama's Clinton-Dix suspended over violation"
NBC Sports - Headline of font page reads "Report: 'Bama assistant gave Clinton-Dix loan"
Fox Sports - Not on the front page. Headline on NCAAF page reads "Alabama suspends S Clinton-Dix indefinitely for team violation"
So what do you guys think? Do you think Ohio State would get off so easily on a story like this?? A lot of people like to say that, because OSU is such a high profile school, they get more more coverage whether it's good or bad. I would argue that Bama is right up there with Ohio State.
UPDATE -- Clinton-Dix has been cleared by the NCAA to play. So apparently, nothing happened at all? That's good... Because I was thinking that the NCAA would just whiff on this one like they have been doing lately. Maybe we can come back in a couple days and keep track of all all the Alabama trash articles about how they are a dirty system and that Clinton-Dix should have gotten suspended longer.