In just a couple days ESPN's reporter Brett McMurphy was able to come up with more solid documentation to prove Sports Illustrated wrong than the magazine's team of George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans were capable of coming up with in 11 months to prove their material was true.
McMurphy really put his reputation on the line with the story, as he is also an Oklahoma State graduate (although unlike me he is not an admitted homer). McMurphy knew he was treading on a career harming story.
However, in his uncovering of documentation that disputes much, if not all, of the information that former Oklahoma State safety Fath' Carter told Evans in an interview, and that material was used heavily in both Part I and Part II of the SI series "The Dirty Game."
What's dirty is how Sports Illustrated operated in putting together the series.