I received this todayfrom BTN:
"Thank you for your email.
Melanie Collins, who does sideline reporting and other work for the Big Ten Network, has been disciplined for her irresponsible statements on Twitter. Her actions were unacceptable for anyone associated with the Big Ten Network. The network regrets any unintended consequences of this statement incurred by the Forcier family, University of Michigan, its alumni and fans.
VP/Communications & University Relations
Big Ten Network
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RE: Melanie Collins
So, you've regressed to the point of allowing bikini girls to tweet rumors to get traffic? Is there an actual editor onsite? Did anyone there receive a real journalism degree, or are you just . . . I really don't know . . . using the Force? Is yellow your favorite color?