Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas was found dead last night in Jacksonville, Florida. The cause of the 21-year-old’s death is unknown, but rather than simply report terribly sad news and forget about the football aspect, ESPN pounced on the story like a proud, crack-addicted hooker and pondered what this all might mean for “five-star signee Cyrus Kouandjio.”
Didn’t think it was possible to say “inexplicable disgrace” and have it still feel like a whopping understatement, but this thoughtless move leaps far over those words like a skilled pole vaulter.
Hopefully someone at ESPN will have the good sense to issue an apology to the Douglas family on both the front page of ESPN.com and on the network itself.
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