We’ll call this the late Morning Memo:
The resignation of David Petraeus now has a local angle: Rep. Dave Reichert, of Auburn, was contacted by whistle-blower concerned about national security, according to The New York Times.
Marquess Wilson accuses WSU coaches of abuse: Mike Leach and the coaching staff at Washington State University aren’t showing tough love, Wilson says, in a statement issued Saturday. It’s “physical, emotional and verbal abuse,” he says, explaining that he is done with the university. And yes, the Cougars lost. But a late rally made the game less than bad than usual.
This morning, the controversy escalated — or at least the response. WSU President Elson Floyd issued this statement: “After consultation with WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos, I have asked our athletic department to fully review recent allegations raised concerning the football program and report their findings and conclusions as soon as possible. Simultaneously, I have asked the Pac-12 to independently do the same. Together, both reports should get to the bottom of the matter.
The N.Y. Jets bring their drama to Seattle today at 1 p.m: It’s now just about the Sanchez-Tebow situation. Danny O’Neil notes that ”the Jets have 12 sacks, a total that ranks fourth-fewest in the league and stands as a symbol of how this team has eroded.” We’ll see how Russell Wilson and Seahawks fare.
It’s chilly and dry outside. The forecast.
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