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Journalism in sports reporting truly is an oxymoron. In their top "headline" CBS actually suggests Benton's suspension is related to the triple murder. I guess you can just make (expletive deleted) up. Literally, make it up, unbelievable.
wow... all I can say...
I think that CGC's approach to these events by using a standard 'violation of team rules' is actually hurting the player and the team more than if he was more forthcoming with the related facts... even abbreviated ones. This is especially true after the various problems we've had over the past 4 years. The blank line gives too much freedom to speculation by a media that is already antagonistic towards Auburn, and a general public who is ready to believe every junk speculation offered by said media.
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That's unacceptable, really.
Let there be no doubt, I am indeed a proud Pop!! War Eagle!!
Not to go political, but this is what moves America. It is a disgrace that today's journalism resorts to these headlines.
This is why suspensions and disciplinary matters need to be kept in house. CGC could have kept quiet and still disciplined Benton. Now both Benton and Auburn are being dragged through this tragedy all over again.
This goes for Dee Liner's head coach as well. You can't use public opinion to get a players attention. I know CGC did not have these intentions, but that is what just happened.
This post was edited by Eagleson 20 months ago
I just have one question.......How is some dumb ass wirting some outlandish crap hurting either the Player or The Team???
Idiots like this guy are a dime a dozen. He is just jumping on the "Hate Auburn" month. They can write whatever they want. And the sad part is that UNTIL AU is slammed in some scandal that actualy is true and gets sanctions byt eh NCAA they wont stop. PERIOD.
I see no reason to go to any other site to see AU news. Anywhere else it is just sensationalist Journalisim and bull crap. The complete lack of effort by these TWITTER FEED REPORTERS si laughable. I am thinking about starting my own blog called.... HOW TO BE A REAL SPORTS WRITER... IT will have real articles. And it will also just be REPORTING the news not making it which is what these idiots do.
The onyl way to make your name in the Twitter nation is to start crap. So thats what they do. And until the Editors start giving a damn about facts again it will never end! PERIOD!
Stay here. Keep your blood pressure down.
If you cant be honest....whats the point of being anything?
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
You've got to sensationalize it as much as possible so you can get the "clicks"... So here, so they don't get any more "clicks" (aka money), here is the article:
"The big, above-the-fold headline out of Auburn Thursday was the announcement of the Tigers' new starting quarterback, sophomore Kiehl Frazier, who assumes the role with high expectations and a mostly intact lineup around him. But he will have one less deep threat at his disposal: Per coach Gene Chizik, senior wide receiver DeAngelo Benton has been suspended indefinitely for the proverbial "violation of a team rule," likely ending his last chance to fulfill blue-chip expectations.
"We have standards and expectations that our football team is expected to uphold and when they do not abide by those, there are consequences," Chizik said in the statement. "As a result, I have suspended DeAngelo Benton." After Wednesday night's practice, he added: "As I've said before, there's expectations that we have, and if he fulfills our expectations of him then you'll see him back on the field. And if he doesn't, you won't."
On the field, Benton finally began to show glimpses of his potential last year, four years after graduating from Bastrop (La.) High as one of the most highly sought prospects in the country. After two failed attempts to enroll at LSU in 2007 and 2008, he finally landed at Auburn as part of Chizik's first signing class in 2009, and has spent the last three years struggling to break into the regular rotation at receiver. Last year, he played in every game, starting two due to a midseason injury to Emory Blake, and finished with seven receptions for 136 yards; two of those grabs in particular, a 41-yarder against Clemson and a 25-yard touchdown catch in double coverage against Florida, flashed his ability as the big, downfield target his recruiting hype suggested. After Blake's return to the lineup, though, Benton didn't bring in another pass in any of the last five games.
Meanwhile, off the field, he's been linked to two felonies in as many years. In April, he was one of several Auburn players who testified in the trial of former teammate Antonio Goodwin, one of four Tigers charged with armed robbery in March 2011, all of whom reportedly smoked synthetic marijuana – legal at the time – at Benton's house just prior to the alleged robbery. (Goodwin was convictedin April. The other three suspects are still awaiting trial.) Benton was not part of the robbery and has not been charged in that case; nor has tailback Michael Dyer, whose gun was reportedly used in the crime, and who subsequently left the team in January.
Last month, Benton's name surfaced in a hearing for Desmonte Leonard, who is accused of shooting and killing two former Auburn players, Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, and a third man, DeMario Pitts, outside an off-campus apartment complex in June. (Another Auburn player, Eric Mack, was wounded in the shooting along with two others.) According to a witness, the incident began with a "verbal disagreement" between the shooter and Benton, who allegedly pointed at Leonard and said "that boy is going to die tonight." Benton was then escorted from the scene by friends and teammates before the subsequent fight and fatal shooting. He was not charged.
It's not clear that the suspension is related to either incident, or a more recent, undisclosed infraction. Though Chizik left the door open for Benton's return to the fold, his checkered history suggests he has an uphill climb, and his middling status on the depth chart suggests he's not likely to see the field even he remains on the team. Barring an extremely improbable change of heart – of both sides – it appears we have another name to add to the SEC's very long list of cautionary tales."
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