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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 on Twitter, and many of them follow thousands as well, so rumors spread quickly. This one came from a Western Kentucky reporter, of all places. Here is how it started: 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 And just like that, the retweets started happening. It quickly worked its way to my feed, and thousands of others. It also put message boards, specifically LSU ones, on high alert. Then, we found out that this rumor actually began where most do, those same message boards: .@blogawful Someone told me to check it out on twitter and some recruiting boards. It’s a complete rumor. It’s just something to speculate. — Sam [...]
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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...
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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Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day.
Brian Floyd blasts the totally false rumor about LSU head football coach Les Miles resigning that went around this past weekend. (SB*Nation)
No End in Sight.
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