Aaron Douglas' Death Being Trivialized by ESPN?
Aaron Douglas Tragedy:
As I have already reported, Alabama offensive tackle Aaron Douglas has been confirmed dead.
While we have been trying to round up all relevant or new information regarding the situation, it seems like ESPN may have taken a different route in response to the situation.
Bleacher Report’s, King Kaufman, is under the impression that ESPN has trivialized the tragedy.
ESPN Insider's response to the death of Alabama football player Aaron Douglas today was terrible. There's no other way to say it.
Douglas, an offensive lineman, was found dead in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 21. The circumstances of his death are unknown.
In the Crimson Tide News feed section of the Alabama football page, a headline read, "Shocker at LT." Below that, one line of text: "Possible starter found dead in Jacksonville, opening door for five-star signee Cyrus Kouandjio."
That headline links to the site's Rumor Central feature, though as of 3:10 p.m. EDT, there was no story about Douglas at Rumor Central.
One person—Holly Anderson, an editor for our rival SBNation.com, as it happens—tweeted a screen shot of the blurb that included a line below the rumor reading, "Subscribe to Insider for as low as $2.50/month to access the complete rumor." That line wasn't visible to me, even when I looked at ESPN.com on a browser that I've never used to sign in to Insider.
What an inhumanly insensitive response.
Check out Kaufman’s article for more links regarding the situation.
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