Last October I noted a BIRMINGHAM NEWS report in which Alabama running back Mark Ingram claimed he’d shot a 69 on a Michigan golf course as an 8th grader.
I wrote at the time:
Don Kausler Jr. of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS has a report today on Alabama running back Mark Ingram that reads like it was ripped straight from THE ONION:
How athletic is Alabama’s sophomore running back, who now is a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy?
He once bowled a 248.
And he once shot a 69 in golf.
As an eighth grader.
Kausler’s only confirmation for those athletic feats was … wait for it … Ingram himself.
I also ran this poll at the time:
Did I speak too soon?