Reporter Who Broke Urban Meyer Story Takes A Shot At ESPN

first_imgAn ESPN logo.If you remember, ESPN had a massive round of layoffs in the spring of 2017. One of the more shocking names on the list was college football reporter Brett McMurphy, who is widely regarded as one of the best in the business.Wednesday, McMurphy, who is heading to Stadium after his ESPN contract runs up, dropped arguably the biggest college football story of the offseason – an in-depth report into the likelihood that Urban Meyer lied to the media last week when he said he didn’t know about 2015 domestic violence allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith.The Worldwide Leader took its time putting its own version of the story up. ESPN definitely independently verifies every story it writes, but it still felt like a longer-than-usual layoff between McMurphy’s reporting and ESPN’s first story on the topic.McMurphy noticed. He clocked them at three and a half hours behind him.ESPN takes flak for taking almost four hours to mention Brett McMurphy’s story that Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s domestic abuse— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 1, 2018Yes! I had over 3 1/2 hours!— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 1, 2018McMurphy, who technically doesn’t work for anyone right now, actually published his report on Facebook. It included photos of the alleged abuse.As for the report itself – many are now wondering whether Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will survive its aftermath. The school has yet to release any kind of statement on the matter.last_img read more