Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

It's not uncommon for the media to take pleasure in seeing certain players get traded away. But maybe you don't need to run photos of his underage drinking alongside the story.

Michael Fine spent his first two years in the OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. After some disciplinary problems, the Hounds told him to stay away and await a trade. Yesterday that trade came, and local news site Soo Today covered it thusly.


No context. No caption. Not even a confirmation that these party photos might have been part of the reason they got rid of him. Journalism at its finest. (For their part, Greyhounds GM Dave Torrie publicly objected to the image.)

And for those of you who would bring up the fact that this site has on occasion published similar photos of athletes, my argument would be: shut up.

Hounds Trade Michael Fine To Eastern Conference [Soo Today]
Fronts: A Fine Case For A Lawsuit! [Out Of Left Field]

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