The Sam Miller story has drawn the national spotlight to the University of Dayton and Dayton Flyers men’s basketball — for all the wrong reasons.
Miller, 20, faces a misdemeanor assault charge and allegations of underage drinking. News of Miller’s arrest in Greene County broke Tuesday. On Wednesday, the national media picked up on the story.
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All the major sports news websites — Deadspin, SBNation, Barstool Sports, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, etc. — had their own version of the Miller story. Even the Associated Press posted a short story on Miller.
ESPN analyst Dick Vitale chimed in on Twitter.
Garry Parrish and Matt Norlander, of CBS, talked about the incident on their Eye on their Eye on College Basketball podcast.
“It’s just absolutely ridiculous video and an insane story,” Norlander said. “It kind of makes sense for (Dayton coach) Anthony Grant to kick him off the team.’
Dayton fans have posted their opinions to Twitter on Miller.