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Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2011 8:32 pm
 
SAN ANTONIO -- So Baylor coach Scott Drew called me a couple days ago. He called uninvited, unannounced. He called at 11:30 p.m.

He called because he was upset at me.

Seems I'd written a tweet a month earlier that had finally filtered its way through the Baylor fan base -- or the coaching community or wherever these things filter -- and reached his eyes. Here it is. Money quote? Me writing in the Tweet, "Shaddup Scott Drew."

That's the first part of this story. Now, we need some background:

The NCAA is checking into Drew's program right now, checking into reports like this one from FoxSports.com. And so am I, frankly. I've called around, talked to two different people who have been interviewed by the NCAA about Drew, and they paint a picture of confusion. Mainly, the NCAA is confused by what Scott Drew knew about potential violations, when he knew it, and how long it took him to act on it. It's the Jim Tressel thing, in other words.

The crux of the confusion centers on something that's not all that big. One of Drew's assistant coaches, Mark Morefield, reportedly sent multiple text messages in June 2010 to coaches of Baylor recruit Hanner Perea -- text messages that were against NCAA rules for reasons of timing. One of my sources said he warned Drew that Morefield was breaking NCAA texting rules, and that Drew told him, "I'll take care of it."

Now, the question is, did he? Both sources told me the illegal contact from Morefield to Perea's coaches -- some texting, some calls -- continued in some shape or form for months, not stopping until the NCAA began looking into it that fall.

So the question has become -- the question the NCAA wants to answer -- is one of compliance: Did Scott Drew stop Morefield from breaking NCAA rules as soon as he learned of it, or did he wait several months before putting his foot down?

That's the background. Now then, back to Scott Drew's phone call to me a few days ago. He wanted to know why I would be so harsh as to tell him, in a Tweet, to "shaddup."

So I told him. I told him I was angry that his assistant coach -- the same one, Mark Morefield -- had threatened to have Perea deported if Perea didn't follow through on his oral commitment to Baylor. Perea, a native of Colombia, is going to Indiana.

Drew to me: Well, two things about that. One, it wasn't me. And the NCAA hasn't issued a finding on that yet.

Me to Drew: You didn't deny that it happened, Scott.

Drew: (Silence.)

Me: Let me ask you something. The second you heard that your assistant coach, representing Baylor and you, threatened to have a kid from Columbia deported, did you fire him on the spot?

Drew: Well, no.

Me: Is that guy still on your staff?

Drew : Well, yes.

The conversation ended shortly thereafter, but what I will say here on this blog is what I already said last month on Twitter: Shaddup, Scott Drew.





Category: NCAAB
Tags: Baylor
 
Comments

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

This is awful. No wonder people hate journalists. Why would you fire someone on the spot before you investigated to find out if it's even true?
Of course, you put it in writing for your superiors at CBS Sports. Perhaps they should consider firing somebody on the spot.



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Doyel, are you in the circus? Because you are a clown! Your mother must be really proud of the tool she raised. You are a hilarious internet tough guy who has a serious case of little man syndrome. Thank you for soiling an otherwise respectable online sports media outlet with your egotistical, self fulfilling, one sided faux journalism. Who did you have to blow anyways to get a job @ CBS sports? You make a living putting everyone else on blast, its time someone told you how most of your readers feel about you.



Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Hey Doyel-
How's that high school swim ballet working out for you?  Given your complete lack of journalistic integrity, intelligence or simple manhood - all of which have become blatantly transparent - maybe you should see if CBS has any interest in covering that glee club... errrr sport.
What a pathetic joke you are. Best of luck, you're going to need it.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

    Doyel - you say that Baylor Fans who are supporting a staff who threatens deportation is shameful and we're part of the problem?  Nothing has been proven - we do live in America where we are innocent until proven guilty.    If Morefield did do this, I agree he should be fired and so does any other Baylor fan - but NOTHING has come out yet. 
    Now back to the main issue.  Your Tweet and your lies.  If another journalist did what you did in this article hopefully as a peer you would be calling them out or 'howling' as you like to say.  But it's your story which is shameful and you ARE the problem.   You're being selective.  You are welcome to write an article about Morefield, but you've yet to respond to the main problem here - you lied to us and Coach Drew about your Tweet.  You tweeted this before you knew that Baylor & Drew had nothing to do with the Perry Jones suspension.  Instead of admitting you were wrong you told Coach Drew your tweet was about Morefield - are you serious?  Do you think any unbiased fan would believe you here?  The problem is not only fans of Baylor are calling you out, but fans all over the country are calling you out on your hypocrisy here.  All I ask is that you admit you lied to us and Coach Drew - please print a retraction about the first part of your story.  I am baffled that you spun this story to throw Coach Drew under the bus when all he did was man up and confront someone respectfully - which in my opinion shows the character of the man.  He didn't go to the media about it, he did what every young man is taught which is to go straight to the source and respectfully confront the person so rumors aren't spread.  All you've done here is show the kind of person you are and the lack of character you have.  You still have an opportunity to save yourself and apologize like a man publicly - do you have that in you?



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Gregg - let me get this straight.   You are calling out Baylor fans for defending their coach about an article where the author (which is YOU) lied?  You are spinning this into a story about Coach Morefield.   Have you talked to Coach Morefield to get the facts?  Have you talked to the NCAA to get their response?  Of course not - so who are your sources?
The problem here is everyone is calling you out on your tweet and this story as you are lying and spinning it.  Seriously, if you want to call us Baylor Fans out and say we're part of the problem - are you serious?  I haven't seen you yet respond to the fact that this entire blog entry was based on false information.  You've yet to admit that you lied about the tweet, lied to coach Drew, and lied to the readers - all to make yourself look like a 'gotcha' journalist.  It's sad and pathetic and the fact that you keep digging a deeper hole means this should end very bad for you - and I hope CBS finally sees through your pathetic journalistic career.   



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Doyal....you are a little "bitch" dressed in mans clothes.  Can't wait to
pimp slap you when I see you....which should be soon.



Since: Apr 3, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 9:33 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Gregg-
Since your doing a good job editing some 30 hours after posting to now try to get your facts straight, why stop now?  Do you really think it is illegal, as you claim, for a college assistant coach to call a HS or AAU for months.  You cover college hoops and you believe that it is illegal for college coaches to call other coaches......seriously?  
"Both sources told me the illegal contact from Morefield to Perea's coaches -- some texting, some calls -- continued in some shape or form for months, not stopping until the NCAA began looking into it that fall."
Your inability to hide your bias while listing obvious errors goes back to my earlier point that you have no idea what you are even talking about.  Please do a little bit more research or keep changing your stories, er editing, so that you can hide your bias a little better.  Your comedy is becoming more hilarious with each edit though!



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 9:02 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Interesting how this blog entry has already been edited multiple times in an attempt to cover up some of the initial inaccuracies.  The entire post is so misleading and fraught with factual errors that no editor can save it.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: April 3, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Piecing this together by the links that Doyel provided.  First, Doyel tweeted about Drew's complaining about the NCAA on one Baylor incident.   When Drew called to complain to Doyel, Doyel asked Drew about a second, and unrelated incident.  And Drew did not answer Doyel's questions.  He in fact, shut up.  The Fox story indicates Drew hired a lawyer about the second incident.  My guess is that Drew's lawyer advised him to "shaddup" about the latter incident.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: April 3, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Lier.......twist of facts......nothing of substance... just dragging a coach in the dirt to make a column

your game is easy to read....


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