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.
I finally told Rhett about Sam Miller's weekend exploits. This was his reaction. pic.twitter.com/n5kRV5j9XK— Heidi Christine (@Hchssfp) August 2, 2017
"How was your weekend?"— Adam (@adam_gutheil) August 2, 2017
"I got arrested"
"And that's the best part."
I will be completely and utterly shocked if Sam is still on the team this coming season. Especially with the video evidence.— Flyer Faithful (@Flyer_Faithful) August 2, 2017
Sam Miller needs to spend more time attacking the basket, and less time attacking other people.— Jake Murray (@jakemurray8) August 1, 2017