Originally written on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 6/24/13
Last week we linked up Grantland’s interview with Alex Len. Now an exchange contained therein is making the rounds. Here it is: Bill Simmons: “So, like the last month of the season you were playing hurt?” Alex Len: “Yeah.” Simmons: “And you knew it? Did you tell anybody?” Len: “Yeah, I told my trainers, but we treated it like a regular, like, ankle sprain. We did a lot of treatment. Icing, stuff like that, steam. But we decided to do MRI after the season. After the season, we found out I had a problem in there.” Jalen Rose: “Bill, when you’re in college they don’t want you to get it [the MRI] during the season. It benefits them for you to finish the season.” Simmons: “I don’t love that idea. The MRI should have happened before.” This was picked up by Denver Stiffs, Run the Floor, Duke Basketball Report, etc., each speculating that Maryland took advantage of Len. Sample headline: “Did Maryland Mistreat Alex Len?” From Denver Stiffs: The University of Maryland put their 25-13
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