Anatomy of a terrible Les Miles rumor

Kevin C. Cox

Please pace yourself. The college football offseason is long.

I'll preface this by saying I hate myself for having to write this now.

There is a rumor about Les Miles and an affair, and it's all very stupid. We're going to use this as a teachable moment, and not RUMOR AS FACT. There is no fact here. This is what happens in the college football offseason.

So, let's begin. The rumor:

That's a student reporter from ... Western Kentucky? And let's dig in.

By all accounts, it's not true. So please stop this. This is how the college football offseason spirals out of control. A rumor starts on a message board, spreads to Twitter, and then goes from there.

And if we want to go back further, what up Alabama boards.

Finally, I trust this man:

For the love of everything, please settle in for the next six months. It's a long offseason and these rumors are foolish. Thank you.

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