But I will add that reading Dooley's words reminded me a lot of Washington's Bookface post. If you'll separate for a moment that Corn was coming to the defense of the former teammate and the former coach was coming around to run over the former player's once bum ankle, I think you can see that both are gut responses to the situation. Towers even mentions that he spoke with Dooley on Monday, which I presume meant the Monday following the arrest.
The entire piece comes off as awkward if you ask me, even more so for Dooley than Towers who at least gets paid to drum up page views.
“Bad apple” was the second term Dooley used to describe Crowell’s effect on the team. The first was more effective but he asked me not to use it.
I think in the end Dooley will look back on that and feel much the same way we hope Washington felt (and truthfully the way we've all felt at certain times in our lives): sometimes the best things are left unspoken.