Originally written September 13, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Steve Spurrier didn’t win this one after all. South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier apparently didn’t like or appreciate how one local columnist was treating him and his program. The writer in question is Ron Morris of The State newspaper, and Ron Morris was told by the newspaper’s management not to write about Steve Spurrier’s program again and was removed from covering South Carolina. It seems to me that Ron Morris was just doing his job as a columnist. And what columnists do is opine and criticize. My belief is that if you are anyone who is in the public eye — high school or college or professional athletes, politicians on any level of government, etc. — then you are opening yourself up to being written about either negatively or positively. But thankfully, cooler heads have prevailed and internet reports say that Ron Morris has been reinstated to basically write whatever he wants — even if that’s on South Carolina football and Steve Spurrier. What went down? From what I’...
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