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Ex-Eleven Warriors Writer Responsible for Posing the Videos of Urban

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October 7, 2021 at 5:42pm

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. 

Further on:

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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