Monday Morning Starting Five: Why Did it Take So Long to Mass Report Lorenzen Wright’s Disappearance?
Lorenzen next to LeBron in much more Cavalier times
A short story: The Legend of Captain Midnight will be posted later.
I woke up this morning and the web was beginning to pick up the story outside of Memphis but I was very disappointed with the coverage over the weekend. Yes, CNN reported it but the major sports outlets seemed to take a nonchalant approach to Lorenzen Wright’s disappearance.
He’s been missing since Thursday right?
You know what the first thing out of my fingertips is gonna be. Don’t even front.
If Lorenzen committed some sort of crime, he would have been all over the news. All over. As soon as an alleged crime went down. Not after the facts were presented but before. This is why we do things here because despite what America chooses to nervously push under the cotdamn rug, we will speak on it.
There’s no excuse. I don’t want to hear the weekend or a lack of facts or the reports that Lorenzen wasn’t doing so well at the time of his disappearance.
In a missing persons case, the more people know the better and I think editors across the land sat on this a little too long before getting it out on the World Wide Web like it is this morning.
Everything else is reported. If a player cuts his toenails wrong and flicks the jagged edge hypothetically on a flower bed in someone’s yard, it’s reported and before you know it, grand ladies across the land are gritting their teeth at athletes in public carrying signs of his “crime”.
Stop that man/lady/child! Stop that!
No one is asking for preferential treatment, just the facts.
To the links…
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ARod OK after getting plunked on his last at bat in home stand. Still one away from 600 homers (MLB)
Five questions to ponder of the New England Patriots heading into camp (Boston Herald)
Dallas Cowboys’ Miles Austin unaffected by success (Star Telegram)
Trial centered on Pitino starts today (CBS Sports)
Defense lawyer: Jurors presumed Wesley Snipes to be guilty (Orlando Sentinel)
Nice story on Guru of Gangstarr: An heir of expectancy (The Bay State Examiner)
Van Jones pens a guest Op-Ed: Shirley Sherrod and Me (NY Times)
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