Update: CBS’ Bruce Feldman spoke to an LSU source who said the the rumors are not true.
Talked to a source at LSU tonight.. there is no truth to that wild rumor.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) March 3, 2013
Earlier: Twitter is a crazy place. Anyone can write anything, and if enough people retweet it, stories can spin out of control. The Les Miles resignation rumor could be the latest example.
Somehow, it began circulating that Les Miles had an affair with a student and that he’s scheduled for a press conference Monday morning to resign. Except that nobody actually reported it. The most anyone ever even said in the first place was that it was a “rumor”, or that they saw it on a message board.
File this one under the “dangers of social media” category. Unless of course it turns out to be true – then we’ll say we knew it all along.
— Dan Oglesby (@DanOglesby) March 3, 2013
There are rumors that LSU head football coach Les Miles will step down on Monday after allegedly having an affair with a student. Hmm…
— Sam McGaw (@sammcgaw) March 3, 2013
Les Miles PC set for 7:30 Monday. Assumed to be his resignation after having an affair with a student. If true this will be HILARIOUS
— Ozamataz Buckshank (@JerrodG11) March 3, 2013
@claytravisbgid have you heard anything on the Les Miles resigning Monday due to affair with student rumor?
— Andrew Bush (@atbush54) March 2, 2013
attaway les miles twitter.com/kaykayyrobb/st…
— kay kay robinson (@kaykayyrobb) March 3, 2013
Rumor mill: Les Miles had an affair and is expected to step down Monday. Nothing confirmed!
— Oscar Pope (@Oscar_Pope) March 3, 2013
Les Miles tho….just spoke with a source in Baton Rouge–they are downplaying it!I’ll keep u posted
— Mark Edwards (@markedwards1906) March 3, 2013