“I’ll look at The State newspaper like the National Enquirer now. Seriously. The magazine with aliens and stuff…”
He’s got a point, too. Sort of.
… He had heard from a police spokesperson that said they told The State newspaper, ‘You really don’t need to run this, because this is the account of one person in the bar that night. One person’s opinion of what happened.’ It was totally incorrect.
“So I called (executive editor) Mark Lett, the editor of The State paper. I said, ‘Mark, you really messed this one up. Deebo Samuel wasn’t there, and I think in the investigation, we’re going to find out Skai Moore didn’t do a whole lot of anything.’ He wanted to stand by the story. He wanted to stand by the incident report, after he was told you don’t need to run this because it’s inaccurate and could be really wrong.
In other words, the paper ran with what the arresting cops reported in a public document. That may not be what Muschamp wants, but it’s based in reality. As far as an apology or retraction goes, it the State has gone on to report the facts as they currently stand, that’s probably as far as it goes. If there’s an apology due from anyone, it’s whoever name-dropped the wrong folks in the incident report. Good luck with that, Coach.