TV talkin’ post

Yours truly on ESPN. Photo by Pam Dolan.

So, my “Put me in, Doc” story blew up last week and by Friday, landed me on ESPN for a brief, live on-camera segment with Bob Ley on “Outside the Lines.”

When Dr. Haraldson told me the story that I used as the lede in my article, I knew it would make a splendid anecdote to illustrate the team physician’s ethical dilemma.

I did not predict, however,  that it would create such a splash in Dallas, Fort Worth and across the college football and sports world. That just shows that my news judgment still has a ways to go.

Here is a rough transcript of my ESPN appearance (scroll down, no video found yet UPDATE: here’s the video), which includes a few of the sweetest words I’ve ever heard uttered: “Now we say hello to Kevin O’Reilly, who reports for American Medical News and first broke this story.”