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Clay Travis Mocks FBI For Spending Time Investigating College Basketball While Mishandling School Shooter Tip

Clay Travis speaking into a microphone on The Herd.

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Clay Travis - and others - are a bit miffed by the FBI's statement on Friday afternoon.

Friday afternoon, the FBI issued a statement on the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, which claimed 17 lives, admitting the unthinkable. The bureau conceded that "protocols were not followed" after a person close to the alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, contacted them about his behavior and his "desire to kill" people.

It's hard to believe, to say the least. Via fbi.gov:

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.

In response, many in the sports world are taking to Twitter with an obvious retort. They're wondering how the FBI could conduct an incredibly thorough investigation into college basketball while dropping the ball on what seems like a more important matter - a potential school shooter. Travis isn't alone.

No, we don't think that the FBI only has the capacity to focus on one issue at a time. There are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of cases open at any given time. But at the moment, two of the biggest stories in the country are focused on the FBI's mishap on the Parkland shooter and its investigation into college basketball. It's a weird combo - and one that sports fans appear to be noticing.