SEC News: Alabama AD shuts down writer for unconfirmed report

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The bourgeoisie of the SEC sent a false news-spreading serf on his way, as Alabama’s athletic director shut down an beat writer.

Don’t mess with the SEC.

Alabama’s athletic director Greg Byrne shut down a false news report by’s John Talty, with the SEC editor of the all-encompassing Alabama life website claiming that the path to the title game has been cleared with no positive COVID-19 test results causing any obstructions:

"The national championship game is an expected go for Monday in Miami.Alabama and Ohio State conducted their final COVID-19 tests on Friday ahead of Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship game, according to sources, and the expectation is the game will be played as scheduled."

Byrne wanted none of his “reporting”:

Byrne had to drop the ‘Bama Hammer on Talty, because he likely would have heard plenty from fans if the game turned out to be cancelled and he didn’t make it clear that he wasn’t part of the contingent that misled the public.

There are a few crazies in every fanbase, and it makes sense for Byrne to cover the bases here. Let’s just hope that he was merely calling Talty out for not covering all of his bases and not because he believes it is an outright contradiction of the truth.

This has not been a smooth sail of a college football season. The waters haven’t been as choppy as the NCAA basketball season, which has seen daily cancellations at a dizzying rate. That said, many bowl games have been compromised, and pushing this game back in the season would not be a good look for the NCAA in the slightest.

Cross your fingers that Talty turns out to be a soothsayer, otherwise, we are going to have to remember 2021 as the year the National Championship couldn’t find a way to be played on time.

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