Okay... where to begin... went shopping and there were tons of responses while gone... so here goes:
RM: "Your argument about the $25,000 is, as I’ve stated here before, a canard. Paying any old scouting service $25,000 wouldn’t be a big deal."
SDR: That is actually my ONLY point about this... when it was first revealed, as I have previously stated, many articles referred tot eh payment as "excessive" and that the amount itself raised a caution flag. That part has since been proven a myth...
RM: "Paying the scouting service RUN BY WILLIE LYLES, specifically, raised a red flag. You’re continuing to ignore the nuance of that point, and you’re smarter than that, so i can’t figure out why. "
SDR: I have not ignored this point. I clearly state everywhere I talk about it that Will Lyles did not give Oregon $25,000 worth of information; nor did he give LSU $6000 worth of info; nor did he give Cal $5000 worth of info.
RM: "And the “Oregon is guilty” point made by some is another point you’re willfully oversimplifying. As I stated in my blog post, the evidence that suggests POTENTIAL wrongdoing by Oregon in the Lyles case goes well beyond his influence on Seastrunk."
SDR: This statement was not about you; it was about guys like Doyel, who, even you agree, has a very extreme position.
RM: "By claiming that A) it has only to do with Seastrunk, and that B) you’ve totally debunked the idea Lyles had ANY influence on Seastrunk at all,"
SDR: I never said he had no influence, what I said was: (Direct Quote from story)
"What it all boils down, the influence of Will Lyles, while real, was nowhere near as powerful as many have suggested."