Bruce Feldman has been writing about college football at ESPN for quite a while.
Despite what ESPN's PR team would like you to believe, it doesn't seem as though he'll be doing it again anytime soon.
It was first reported by Sports by Brooks that Feldman was suspended, presumably for his role in authoring Mike Leach's biography, which he appears to have done with permission from the Worldwide Leader.
ESPN's initial response was one of silence - none of the higher-ups returned calls looking for comment until the Public Relations department in Bristol released a statement today saying the following:
"There was never any suspension or any other form of disciplinary action," says spokesman Josh Krulewitz in an email. "We took the time to review his upcoming work assignments in light of the book to which he contributed and will manage any conflicts or other issues as needed. Bruce has resumed his assignments."
Returned to his assignments, despite never having been suspended to begin with.
Brooks responded by tweeting that ESPN is lying and that Feldman was and remains suspended.
At this point, we've either got a case of journalists sensationalizing a story or (more likely) the Worldwide Leader being unable or unwilling to own up to its mistakes. Either way, somebody's leaving the situation with pie on their face.
And it sure won't be Bruce Feldman.