One thing we will go to out grave trying to correct is an incident mis-reported when Holman met with Indiana Coach Tom Crean and asked to be released from his letter-of-intent.
It's the 'threw a potted plant' situation.
From a 5/2/2008 USA TODAY story is the truth:
Google the parties involved and most reports -- say 95% -- still have Holman playing football with the plant. Maybe it is not all that big of a difference but facts are facts.IU Police Department Capt. Jerry Minger confirmed that his department was called to the Assembly Hall lobby at 3:40 p.m. Thursday and told Holman had thrown a potted plant.
"It was first reported that he threw a potted plant, and later the secretary said he knocked it off as he was leaving," Minger said.
"He was upset and our officers arrived and talked with him," Minger said. "Within about a minute, athletic director Rick Greenspan arrived and began talking to the subject and he calmed down, and they went into an office and spoke. They talked for about an hour, and there were no other problems after that."
Minger said no arrest was made because "it didn't involve a threat and no one felt like there were any hazards or harm that was going to come from the subject."
The reaction by the Indiana basketball folks is also overwrought as Coach Crean is embellishing.
Let's just hope that the media report the facts here and not turn this into another Al Gore inventing the internet fable that too many still believe today to the political detriment of Gore.
Bottomline, we wish the injured party well and that justice be done. That's an easy call.