I mean, they've become so transparent about their agenda. Bad enough they've been skewing ranking out of High School for their purposes, but this article doesn't even attempt to be honest. It's a full on assault. And I no longer feel ok brushing it off and letting it go. OR being nice. So, MY letter to Mr. McCabe.
"Dear Mr. McCabe,
You claim to have never seen someone with so much legal trouble get a scholarship or a University to take a chance on them like the University of Michigan has with Dorsey. And then have the gall to compare it with how people would react if it happened at MSU. Well it did - Roderick Jenrette. Did the exact same things, in the same area, even did it RIGHT before coming to campus, yet there was not multiple columns and investigative reports by your paper when he was recruited. And not only did he get the chance, he showed he wasn't deserving of it.
And you also say that one should not discount finding someone stealing a tv in your house. But you also say (again) that you've never seen such criminal records get a second chance. Didn't you cover Eric Knott and Damon Dowdell? They were in-state players, who both got scholarships and second chances. Where was the outrage then? Because I'm sure if you would not discount the fear of someone breaking into your house, you couldn't possibly justify the sexual assault of a young girl, could you? I think I'd rather have someone take my tv than sexually abuse my daughter, but maybe you differ.
So, where were the multi-day investigative reports and commentary then? There wasn't, because the paper wasn't driven by an agenda back then. One that has seeped into even high school football coverage now. And it's helping take away what little credibility you have left.
Calling out hypocrisy from U-M fans? That's funny coming from your dishonest, two-faced column today. I hope you are fast approaching retirement, for your sake, because when your paper invariably folds, articles like this which are only quickening the timeline, I don't think the SI.com's of the world are going to have much use for spinning high school sports reporters who have lost all objectivity."