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Mark Story

Greg McElroy’s criticism of Kentucky’s Matt Elam went too far

SEC Network college football analyst Greg McElroy, the quarterback of Alabama’s 2009 BCS championship team, said Kentucky nose guard Matt Elam was “lazy, and as underachieving a player as I’ve seen in this league in some time.” The remarks raised a familiar issue: What level of media criticism is appropriate when directed toward college-age students?

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