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ESPN ‘searching into’ controversial comments made by Dan Dakich on Twitter, radio point out

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ESPN is investigating comments made by Dan Dakich each on-line and on his Indianapolis radio point out final week.

The 58-300 and sixty five days-extinct college basketball analyst no longer too long ago got into a heated Twitter feud with a few college professors referring to Duke freshman Jalen Johnson’s resolution to opt out of the remainder of the season. When requested about Dakich’s enlighten with the community, an ESPN spokesperson issued the next observation (through USA Lately’s Dan Wolken): “We are taking this topic very seriously and are throughout of searching into it.”

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That is the design in which all of it started: Nathan Kalman-Lamb, a lecturing fellow at Duke University, posted a assortment of tweets criticizing participants of the media, collectively with Dakich, who reacted to Johnson’s announcement by “punching down on an unpaid campus athletic worker.”

Listed below are some extra of the serene of us so unrepentant about the indisputable truth that their careers are constructed entirely on the unpaid labor of young of us that they are going to additionally gleefully are attempting to publicly humiliate them. pic.twitter.com/o0DCwDmeSn

— Nathan Kalman-Lamb (@nkalamb) February 24, 2021

Dakich went wait on and forth on Twitter with Kalman-Lamb except Dakich sooner or later blocked him.

Grand extra coming..learn earlier than you talk..makes Duke scrutinize moronic that you simply don’t know that:


1-Gamers receives a rate ..in money ..a bunch


Grand extra from me coming

— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 24, 2021

Furthermore, Dakich engaged with Andrew McGregor, a professor of historical previous at the Mountain Look for Campus of Dallas College, and Johanna Mellis, an assistant professor within the historical previous division at Ursinus College. 

Wow!!! Is this racist or sexist or each.. my God how is this person allowed to educate … How dinky admire this man has for the males & ladies folk of all races that bust their ass to secure a astronomical training and play the sport they give the impression of being after… https://t.co/X3PTTkpMiB

— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 24, 2021

We are *no longerasserting that it’s the athletes fault. My colleagues and I are astronomical supporters of athletes in our classrooms in germs serving to them prevail academically.

You are deciding on to misunderstand what we’re asserting. That is a option for your web fodder & mark.

— Dr. Johanna Mellis (@JohannaMellis) February 25, 2021

Lol, it’s no longer about the difficulty athletes set up in. At ALL. Couldn’t be additional from the fact. Nonetheless , learn it on the other hand you will need out of your 1-man “arena.”

— Dr. Johanna Mellis (@JohannaMellis) February 25, 2021

The feud escalated when Dakich took it to the airwaves. As segment of a long monologue, Dakich spelled out Kalman-Lamb’s title on air, listed his field of enterprise hours and called him a “D-salvage.” He additionally referenced a Mellis tweet about going at it “within the pool” — Mellis used to be a Division I swimmer at the College of Charleston — which Mellis perceived as a threat of sexual violence.

From “The Dan Dakich Point to” on The Fan 93.5 and 107.5 in Indianapolis:

“I had somebody attain at me, bunch of lecturers final evening. Two guys and a girl, suitable? Two guys and a girl came at me. And they acknowledged, ‘Smartly, you are yelling at pupil-athletes whereas they’re being exploited,’ or something, and I acknowledged, ‘Look, per chance, nevertheless what? I, I was within the sector, and also you guys possess been sitting outside bitching.’ Now, keep in mind, it used to be two males and one lady. Wager what that got called? Sexist. Be careful. I didn’t even stamp. I appropriate acknowledged bitching on chronicle of it be what other folks create. It’s what all americans does. All and sundry appropriate bitches. Nonetheless that is sexist it looks to be on chronicle of I acknowledged bitching, and a girl used to be within the dialog.

“And I acknowledged, ‘outside the sector,’ and then she wanted to, quote, ‘lunge at within the pool.’ Smartly, whenever you lunge at it in a pool, it be a public field, and then I am gonna need to secure divorced, and then it be gonna be appropriate a field.”

Dakich, who has confronted backlash for his on-air response and social media posts, briefly deactivated his Twitter earlier than returning Sunday evening.

Had an epiphany this day at Traders Point Church


Hit me love a ton of bricks as I heard Ryan Brammlet discuss “Profit of The Doubt”


Snarl told me to secure off Twitter for 12 months


At conclusion of the provider I went to the restroom and looked up deactivate TWITTER


1 of 2

— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) March 1, 2021

2 of 2 I’M BACK!!

Satirically..it came up with 2 options


Deactivate for six months


Deactivate for 12 months


I took it as a signal and deactivated for a 300 and sixty five days


Fabulous things happen to me in church

Too indispensable fun to be had and too indispensable truth to learn!!!

— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) March 1, 2021

He has no longer yet correct away addressed ESPN’s investigation of his comments.

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