Grantland Writer Sneaks In Awesome Burn On Ken Starr During ESPN Baylor Football Interview
Sports controversies may be mercurial, but in politics memories are long and the fun never ends. Take this ESPN2 interview today, for example.
Baylor University's football program is in deep poo-poo as of this writing, after Sam Ukwuachu was kicked off the team when it was learned that he was convicted of rape on Thursday in a 2013 incident while at Boise State. Now, then-Boise coach Chris Peterson and Baylor coach Art Briles are in a contentious back-and-forth over who told who what to whom before Ukwuachu transferred to Baylor.
It's not looking good for Briles, especially since it's been discovered that Florida passed on Ukwuachu in 2013, because they new about his violent past.
On Outside the Lines today, ESPN2's Bob Ley interviewed Grantland's Charles Pierce, who had written a piece on Ukwuachu, and the problems with college football in general. Ley opened with the fact that Ken Starr, the former Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinski scandal prosecutor, has been tasked with investigating the Baylor mess (Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor). It didn't take long for Pierce, who also writes on politics, to get in a hard left jab to Starr's pale solar plexus.
So stealth, so awesome.
BOB LEY: "Here is judge Ken Starr starting his own investigation, and if history is any indication, it suggests that if judge Starr starts an investigation he gets to the facts. What do you make of all of this?"
CHARLES PIERCE: "Well if history is any indication it suggests that if judge Starr starts an investigation people not associated with the investigation wind up in jail, but that's neither here nor there."
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