Was Tom Penders Right About ESPN Doctoring the Chase Budinger Video?

Chris DomschkeCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2009

Was Penders Right?

Tom Penders' buddy at ESPN, Norby, has finally returned Penders' calls, and it turns out maybe Penders wasn't as crazy as we all thought. In a radio interview recently, Penders accused ESPN of doctoring the video and adding X-Ray vision. Here is the clip in question:

ESPN does add a spot shadow to show Aubrey looking down, which as I mentioned in a Previous Post is debatable. The intention is there nonetheless. Plus the ESPN announcer says, "He wasn't looking down at him, but it was foot on top of head" two seconds after the alleged X-Ray vision clip shown above.

We here at The Beardown actually got ahold of the video that Penders was actually talking about when he mentions the X-Ray Vision. We all assumed it was the above clip, but I guess Penders' buddy Norby sent Penders an earlier copy that does give Penders' case of ESPN doctoring the video a lot more credence. We weren't allowed to post the video, but I have obtained permission to post a screen cap:


There you have it. It appears Penders isn't as crazy as we thought. ESPN really did give Aubrey Coleman X-Ray vision in an earlier version and then took it out. Maybe he's right about Aubrey not intentionally stepping on Chase after all.

Related

    Arizona Basketball: Wildcats biggest nemesis Frank Kaminsky III joins Suns

    Arizona Wildcats Basketball logo
    Arizona Wildcats Basketball

    Arizona Basketball: Wildcats biggest nemesis Frank Kaminsky III joins Suns

    Zona Zealots
    via Zona Zealots

    Book Richardson set to report to federal prison on Thursday, while another coach avoids incarceration

    Arizona Wildcats Basketball logo
    Arizona Wildcats Basketball

    Book Richardson set to report to federal prison on Thursday, while another coach avoids incarceration

    Bruce Pascoe
    via Arizona Daily Star

    As Book Richardson prepares to report, Ex-Auburn coach Chuck Person avoids prison time

    Arizona Wildcats Basketball logo
    Arizona Wildcats Basketball

    As Book Richardson prepares to report, Ex-Auburn coach Chuck Person avoids prison time

    Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star
    via Arizona Daily Star

    Q&A with UVA's Tony Bennett

    Bennett talks recruiting, transfer rules and the impact of a national title

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Q&A with UVA's Tony Bennett

    Bennett talks recruiting, transfer rules and the impact of a national title

    Paul Biancardi
    via ESPN.com