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Now the NCAA is denying they made Drew take the video down

IMG_1747 Well, if the NCAA hoped to sweep this story under the rug, they just messed up big time. In a story about Drew's video of Gregg Marshall's wife by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Rob Tornoe, the NCAA denies they asked Drew to take the video down.
After the game, Franklin was writing his game story when he says two NCAA tournament officials came up to him and demanded he remove the video from his Twitter feed. “I argued but didn't want to jeopardize my NCAA credential going forward as I cover Kentucky and the team tends to make long tournament runs each year," Franklin said, noting that in his eight years covering the team, this is the first time he has experienced anything like this. Worlock denies that anyone from NCAA asked Franklin to remove the video.
As someone who was sitting right next to Drew when all this happened in the media room, I can say that is 100% false. Two NCAA officials came over to us while we were working, tapped him on the shoulder, and demanded he take the video down. I believe their exact words were, "You're going to have to take that video down." After Drew said he would even though he didn't understand why, they insisted it was because the video was CBS' "intellectual property." After I asked for an explanation, they said that any video footage taken in the bowl of the arena during the game belongs to CBS, and did not leave until they saw Drew take down the tweet. There were three other reporters at the table around us who witnessed this moment, and Worlock told Matt on the phone last night to take Drew's video down: Sorry, NCAA, but in this case, the facts are not optional. [Philly.com]

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2022-10-05