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October 29th, 2009
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It's not the lie, it's the cover-up.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant was suspended by the NCAA this week for the rest of this year's football season.

What did he do? Well ... the NCAA heard that he was talking with Deion Sanders, and they were investigating to make sure that there wasn't anything going on contrary to NCAA regulations regarding outside contacts, agents, and so on. When asked, Bryant said that he never talked to Sanders.

It turns out (a) Bryant did, in fact, talk to Sanders, and (b) there was nothing wrong with their conversation. But lying to an NCAA investigator is (obviously) against NCAA regulations, and so lying about what turned out to be an innocent contact got him in trouble.

I'm going to have to start making a list. Because this keeps happening over and over again.

Al Capone. John Ehrlichman. Martha Stewart. Kwame Kilpatrick. And now Dez Bryant.

It's not what you do that gets you into trouble. It's lying about it when confronted.

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Date:November 1st, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of a lecture video I watched recently. A law professor and a police officer talking about why you should never talk to the police. :)

Date:November 14th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)


He might have lied about one or two innocent things - but he is far from innocent or without blame. I would not include him in your list - you risk the entire list be to labeled disingenuous.
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Date:November 14th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Kwame

I don't see your point. It's not like Ehrlichman or Capone were angels, either.
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