Despite the revelations that have already spilled out from the messy divorce between Bill Stewart and West Virginia, it’s always been the case that we were unlikely to ever get the complete story. Now, it’s even less probable that we find out everything that’s going on; the university has rejected a request from the Associated Press to get a look at emails related to the end of Stewart’s tenure.
The next step here is a bit unclear. News organizations tend to look askance at public entities that don’t release records, but suing can be an expensive proposition. Will the AP suits decide the best use of money is to pursue emails to find out whether Bill Stewart told the editor of this paper or that that exaggerated tales about how Dana Holgorsen liked the craps table?
So some of the details might forever be behind a stonewall WVU appears to be putting up. But maybe we’re all better off knowing as little about the Stewart departure as possible. West Virginia fans and players, who have a football season to try to focus on, almost certainly are.