To better understand the story, let's first highlight Jim McElwain's comments to the media:
“I think it's a pretty good lesson for the way things are,” McElwain said. “There's a lot of hate in this world and a lot of anger. And yet, it's freedom to show it. The hard part is, obviously, when it's threats against your own players, death threats to your families, the ill will that's brought upon (you) out there. And yet, I think it's really one of those deals that really is a pretty good testament to what's going on out there nationally. There's a lot of angry people. And in this business, we're the ones you take the shots at. And that's the way it is.”
Sad, if it's true. Bizarre, if it's not. Here's what makes us raise an eyebrow...read the following statement provided by the University of Florida.
“The University Athletic Association takes the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and families very seriously,” UF’s Athletics Association spokesman Steve McClain said in a statement. “Our administration met with Coach McElwain this afternoon and he offered no additional details.”
Those 5 simple words, "he offered no additional details" kind of makes you question the whole story. As Bianchi pointed out in his column on OrlandoSentinel.com - Why would McElwain share the information with the media in the first place — without sharing it with university authorities? If somebody threatened to kill you or your family, wouldn’t you want the authorities looking into it?
So we ask you, is he telling the truth? What do you believe?
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