August 26, 2011 — Danny Sheridan should be ashamed. We’ll stop short of calling him a liar because that would be unseemly, but this fraud’s pants are most definitely ablaze.
On Friday, Sheridan appeared on ESPN’s Outside the Lines to spin the same vague non-story he’s been pimping for over a month. He claimed to allegedly know the name of a witness and the so-called “bagman” who allegedly provided money to Cam or Cecil Newton in order for Cam to play at Auburn.
It’s worth noting that in the now ten-month history of the Newton saga, Sheridan is the ONLY person to publicly claim that there was any financial connection between the Newtons and Auburn.
The NCAA stated differently in November.
Again, Sheridan is the only one to make this claim. None of the usual pitchfork-carrying suspects have gone that direction; not Pete Thamel, Joe Schad, Pat Forde nor Thayer Evans. And we are supposed to believe that despite all the research these (and others) did during the exhaustive examination of Auburn and Newton, an oddsmaker from Mobile knows something they don’t?
Sheridan has a long history of fabricating his impact, effectiveness and accuracy. His bogus self-promoting claims are documented as far back as 30 years ago.
He laughably demonstrated his ego and bravado on Outside the Lines when he claimed to have known “in advance” of investigations at Miami, Ohio State, Oregon and other colleges while noting that “he didn’t say anything about them.”
Yes. We know who is going to win the 2011 World Series, the 2012 BCS Championship and the 2012 Super Bowl. We’ll tell you just as soon as the games are over. We’re telling the truth. You can believe us.
Danny should be deeply ashamed, but he’s only doing what he has to do to pimp himself. As he himself noted when asked why he kept circulating a story that has no veracity, “I’m a prostitute for publicity.”
Paul Finebaum, who first gave Sheridan a platform, should also be ashamed, but that human virtue doesn’t exist in the Birmingham radio host. There’s no point expecting him to step back from the hyperbole. That wouldn’t serve his agenda.
The biggest shame in this entire exercise is that ESPN would waste nearly ten minutes to allow Sheridan to spout generalities and self-serving boasts. He said nothing; he brought nothing to the dialogue.
It was, in a word, pathetic.