According to today’s Wall Street Journal, ex-11W writer DJ Byrnes was the one who blasted the videos of Urban with someone not his wife last weekend.
And he’s pretty damn proud of himself for doing it, too:
For those who can’t read it, here’s the first paragraph:
D.J. Byrnes, a Columbus, Ohio, union electrician’s apprentice, had already put back a few drinks last Saturday when he checked his phone and saw that someone had sent him a doozy: a brief video of Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer at a restaurant with a young woman dancing on his lap. He quickly posted the video from a burner Twitter account— @uh_oh_ur-ban—and it didn’t take long for the clip to set the internet ablaze. By Monday, Meyer was issuing mea culpas for his behavior. But Byrnes wasn’t finished. Shortly after Meyer addressed the media, another contact reached out with another video.
Byrnes also spent years writing for a popular Ohio State fan website called elevenwarriors.com. That’s where he wrote about and covered a football coach who led the Buckeyes to a national championship. His name was Urban Meyer. He spent years covering Meyer and writing about Ohio State, but a few years ago he got tired of it. He wasn’t a fan of Meyer, especially after the scandal involving alleged spousal abuse by his former wide receiver coach, or of the school for how it handled the issue. He felt that the only accepted way for someone like him to cover the team was equivalent to public-relations work—and he didn’t want to do that. “I do have a reputation as somebody who enjoys serving the rich and powerful shit cocktails,” he says.
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