ESPN Showed Jameis Winston Onscreen 48 Times During FSU-Clemson

Viewers of last night's Clemson-Florida State overtime thriller couldn't help but notice how often ESPN's broadcast on ABC showed suspended FSU quarterback Jameis Winston. Indeed, after every big play it felt like the cameras went to Winston to see the Heisman Trophy-winner's reaction. But how much of the broadcast… » 9/21/14 11:20am Sunday 11:20am

Something Very Weird Happened During ESPN's Interview With Bill Polian

Former NFL executive Bill Polian was brought onto SportsCenter this morning to give some insight into the NFL's bungling of the Ray Rice situation. He was specifically asked if he, as someone who has worked in the NFL office, thought it was possible for an NFL executive to have obtained a copy of the tape showing… » 9/11/14 2:51pm 9/11/14 2:51pm

Peter King Issues Statement On His Ray Rice Reporting, Self-Immolates

One strange aspect of the ongoing Ray Rice fiasco is that the NFL is vigorously denying it ever saw a video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator, flatly contradicting what top football reporters were saying both publicly and privately over the summer. As we and others have noted, foremost among… » 9/08/14 2:56pm 9/08/14 2:56pm

Has Peter King Read His Own Reporting On The Ray Rice Fiasco?

On July 29, SI.com's Peter King, who covers the league from the centermost pleat on Roger Goodell's khakis, reported that "NFL and some Ravens officials" had seen unreleased security-cam footage of the Ray Rice altercation from within the elevator. At the time, it was important for the NFL to establish that it was… » 9/08/14 10:08am 9/08/14 10:08am