Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise has been suspended for fabricating a story on Twitter. His one-month suspension came after Wise admitted that he fabricated a story about Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger to show how fast a story is picked up today through the new media. It was picked up — quickly followed by the story of his suspension.
The one-month suspension might strike Ben Roethlisberger as a bit light since Wise told people that he was accused of sexually assaulting a Georgia college student and would receive a five-game suspension. That is a pretty horrible way of making a point — to accuse another individual of rape to show how many people would believe it.