This just came into the BSMW Inbox:

The Boston Herald incorrectly reported on May 2 that Patriots first-round draft choice Brandon Meriweather was a member of the so-called “7th Floor Crew” that recorded a rap song at the University of Miami in 2003. Brandon was NOT involved in the rap song. He is NOT the so-called “Hollaman” who was the seventh person singing in the rap song. He had nothing to do with it.

In 2003, Brandon was a sophomore and was not living in the dorms. The rap song was recorded for personal use only by seven freshmen (not all of them football players). We do not condone the song, but we also do not condone incorrect reporting (Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa identified Wikipedia as their main source and never contacted anyone at this university to learn the truth).

It is important that other sportswriters know this so that Brandon not be smeared by this false accusation. Thank you.

Rick Korch
Football Sports Information Director
University of Miami

Just a few links on a pretty slow day as people catch their breath from the Moss acquisition…

Shira Springer has Danny Ainge finally able to speak about Greg Oden and Kevin Durant.

Don Banks says that the Patriots are the early favorites to win the Super Bowl, with really only two challengers.

The Eagle in Atlanta blog has more on the Ryan Glasper/Boston College story with a newspaper curiously removing quotes from Glasper from their blog.

Bill Simmons is rooting for the Warriors and their crowd tonight.


7:00pm, NESN – Mariners @ Red Sox
8:00pm, TNT – Rockets @ Jazz
9:00pm, Versus – Canucks @ Ducks
10:30pm, TNT – Mavericks @ Warriors