Lars Anderson is a 20-year veteran of Sports Illustrated and the author of six books, including The Storm and the Tide, which was published in August. He's currently an instructor of journalism at the University of Alabama.
Is there a way that I can get a printer friendly version of this article? I work with teenagers in foster care and this would be a great article to give to the foster parents AND teenagers that I deal with....GREAT article by the way!!!!!
Lars, I thoroughly enjoyed this article. People are so quick to admonish Phillips' actions, which is a job for the justice system. Nebraska fans were very quick to write this man off at such a young age. I am obviously not defending his truly heinous actions. However, I thought this article really told the other side of the story. It should be a warning to any athletic organization managing personalities and histories similar to those of Phillips. I truly appreciate the time and effort you took to tell this story.
Great Lawrence Phillips article Lars. Talk Bleacher Report into doing more of these type of stories, without the constant twitter references some of the lazy so called journalist this site employees.