Found March 02, 2013 on
Twitter is a crazy place. Anyone can write anything, and if enough people retweet it, stories can spin out of control. The Les Miles resignation rumor seems to be the latest example.
Somehow, it began circulating that Les Miles had an affair with a student and that he’s scheduled for a press conference Monday morning to resign. Except that nobody actually reported it. The most anyone ever even said in the first place was that it was a “rumor”, or that they saw it on a message board.
File this one under the “dangers of social media” category. Unless of course it turns out to be true – then we’ll say we knew it all along.
#LesMiles LSU coach rumored to be resigning Moday due to relationship with a student! #Rumor at the point, no hard facts yet!
— Dan Oglesby (@DanOglesby) March 3, 2013
There are rumors that LSU head football coach Les Miles will step down on Monday after allegedly having an affair with a student. Hmm…
— Sam McGaw (@sammcgaw) March 3, 2013
RT @sammcgaw: There are...
BEST OF MAXIM
It was 11 months ago that the college football offseason became really interesting thanks to motorcycle accident which ended up being the tip of the iceberg for an affair between an SEC coach and a much younger employee. Yesterday evening, thanks to Twitter, a silly rumor about LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles became a ‘story’ for about an hour or so. I follow thousands of people...
Did you hear the one about LSU head football coach Les Miles resigning due for a bad Petrino-like affair with a student? And that he was resigning his HC job because of the story coming out? Well they're not true. Twitter ran amok with the story, but it was denied by LSU.
Talked to a source at LSU tonight.. there is no truth to that wild rumor.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS...
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