USA Today's Christine Brennan on the Erin Andrews Situation: "Women sports journalists need to be smart and not play to the frat house."

With the exception of a few male journalists, very few media members have spoken out about the creepy Erin Andrews hotel videos that have made ESPN sideline reporter a fixture in the national media for the last 48 hours. Last night, via twitter and facebook, USA Today’s award-winning sports columnist, Christine Brennan, weighed in:

On the Erin Andrews situation, a quick thought for those who have asked: There are hundreds of women covering sports in this country who haven’t had this happen to them. I wish it didn’t happen to Erin, but I also would suggest to her if she asked (and she hasn’t) that she rely on her talent and brains and not succumb to the lowest common denominator in sports media by playing to the frat house.

That entire message was posted on Brennan’s facebook; some of it was captured on her Twitter.

More Erin Andrews coverage around the web:
– The Associated Press is flooding the zone – look at how long this piece is, and look at how many people are quoted
– “Where was hotel security, because shouldn’t they have a camera on every floor to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen?” fumed Andrews’ colleague, former Notre Dame hoops coach Digger Phelps
Here’s the video from the CBS Early Show we talked about yesterday. For whatever reason, at about the 47 second mark, CBS shows footage from the video

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