06.02.07

Named In Porn Spam Case, Bills’ Van Pelt Asks, “Is It Because I Is A Panther?”

Posted in Gridiron, The Internet at 8:13 pm by

As mentioned previously, Pro Football Talk has been all over the Larry Zierlein mass carbon copy story, and yesterday, PFT received a particularly pointed response from Buffalo OL coach Alex Van Pelt (above, left), whom they’d ID as one of the recipients of the allegedly “hardcore” video.

“I do not understand why my name was mentioned in the article regarding Larry Zerlein’s [sic] apology. There had to be 40 other names in the forwarded e-mail. Is it because I went to Pitt? I only went to Pitt because WVU would not offer me a scholarship. I would have been thrilled to be a Mountianeer [sic].

“Anyway, I feel like that was a personnel [sic] attack on me for absolutely no reason.”

In fairness, I think the other 39 names should be released. Along with a link to the video. And to Van Pelt’s credit, at least he didn’t play the “I don’t even know how these computers work” card ala Zierlein.

2 Responses to “Named In Porn Spam Case, Bills’ Van Pelt Asks, “Is It Because I Is A Panther?””

  1. john says:

    Larry Zierlein and Alex Van Pelt seem to be missing a golden opportunity to become millionaires.

  2. GC says:

    y’know, I genuinely like and respect Eric’s work but I couldn’t disagree with him more in this instance. This whole case is turning into a real life version of the Spinal Tap schomes not understanding the difference between sexist and sexy. Why is it so hard to fathom that Allison Stokke might not want to become “the track and field answer to Maria Sharapova”? That perhaps her participation in amateur athletics might not have been intended as a prelude to a modeling career?

    I’ll concur with Eric in that I don’t believe Matt Ufford has done anything criminal, nor do I agree with those who think this kinda thing can be legislated against. Just ’cause it’s legal, however, doesn’t mean it isn’t dumb at best, callous at worst.

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