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Friday, January 18, 2008

FOIA as a College Football Reporting Tool

First, a booster used FOIA to trace calls from then-Arkansas coach Houston Nutt. Now the West Virginia media followed suit, and the results, well...

That's the million dollar question. The Charleston Daily Mail newspaper obtained phone records through the Freedom of Information Act for the time period between December first and December 18th.

On December 15th, Rodriguez made seven calls to Peterstown a place he called 112 times during November and December, often in succession.

On December 16th, he made another call to Peterstown before calling Boston, Toledo and Phoenix.

Numerous sources tell us that Rodriguez was not recruiting any football players in Peterstown.

On the night Rodriguez resigned from West Virginia Rodriguez contacted three high school prospects, meaning he used a WVU cell phone to recruit for Michigan.

More here.

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