By now, anyone who follows sports (or watches YouTube) knows about the infamous Oklahoma State press conference where football coach Mike Gundy directs all his postgame comments (and anger) at a sports writer.
My question is: Where does a writer draw the line when writing about an athlete, especially one in high school. How critical can the writer be about performance, attitude, etc.? Describing a running back’s fumble is one thing, but to question his desire to play the game? Even if it seems so, that might be going too far for a prep writer.
Look forward to your thoughts.