Last Thursday, the TMZ of sports websites — SportsByBrooks.com — caused quite a stir with a series of tweets. In them, the site claimed that NCAA president Mark Emmert had sent his representatives to talk with LSU officials about returning to the school (read from the bottom up):
Emmert responded by saying, “That’s complete nonsense.” On Friday, LSU board of supervisors athletic council chairman Stanley Jacobs said Emmert — who served as the school’s chancellor from 1999 through 2004 — is “not coming back to LSU.” Jacobs added: “He’s making, I believe, 1.8 million as head of the NCAA, probably one of the most prestigious positions in the country.”
Taking note of the fact that an LSU rep knew Emmert’s salary, SportsByBrooks simply doubled down yesterday in response (again, from the bottom up):
While Emmert and Jacobs were pretty definitive in their statements, SportsByBrooks.com clearly isn’t backing down from the story. However, it’s important to remember that SportsByBrooks also never backed away from its many Cam Newton and Trent Richardson stories which, in the end, led to zero NCAA sanctions against Auburn or Alabama respectively.