Well controversial New York Post writer Phil Mushnick was NOT a fan of the coverage, so he BLASTED the network for their decision to include 50 Cent as part of the broadcast.
Mushnick criticized the “offensive rapper,” writing:
“Last year, even more than the year before that and the year before that, college and pro football were overwhelmed with criminals and by criminality. Or, as TV folks call it, ‘distractions.”
“Yet, the same men and women who report the arrests and the convictions while making ‘tsk, tsk, tsk’ have no better idea or instructions than to keep flooring it, sustaining the inescapable message that bad is good, but worse is even better.”
“ESPN, now the home of double-murder investigation obstructionist Ray Lewis, opened its NFL Draft show Thursday with vulgar, gay-bashing, women-trashing, assault weapon-cherishing, N-word-spouting gangsta rapper 50 Cent making threatening noises and gestures while boasting that he is one bad mother.”