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IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR LANDRY

Well, it appears that the culprit in the plagiarism scandal is Chris Landry, and that the victim is Mike Lombardi.
The evidence?  Landry’s December 1 column also contains striking similarities to Andrew Brandt’s Monday column at the same web site for which Lombardi currently writes.
From Brandt: “The Giants have a few options but will likely take their lead from the league in the invocation of the Personal Conduct Policy. Meanwhile, the injury sustained from his apparent self-inflicted gunshot is obviously a non-football injury, making him a candidate for the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list. With four games remaining, this list would be season ending, and the Giants would have no obligation to pay Burress his salary — $117,500 per game — for the time he is on the list. A suspension, however, would make NFI irrelevant, since Burress would not be paid for any time on suspension.”
From Landry: “The Giants have a few options but will likely take their lead from the league in the invocation of the Personal Conduct Policy. Meanwhile, the injury sustained from his apparent self-inflicted gunshot is obviously a non-football injury, making him a candidate for the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list. With four games remaining, placement on this list would be season-ending for Burress, and the Giants would have no obligation to pay him his salary — $117,500 per game — for the time he is on it. A suspension, however, would make NFI irrelevant, since Burress would not be paid for any time on suspension.”
Uh.  Oh.
So unless both Brandt and Lombardi are borrowing from Landry, it appears that Landry is borrowing from Brandt and Lombardi.
That said, there’s a chance that Landry and Brandt/Lombardi have some type of content-sharing arrangement.  But wouldn’t there be some evidence of the link?
Barring a damn compelling explanation from Landry, this one currently looks very bad for him.  

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29 Responses to “IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR LANDRY”
  1. backacre says: Dec 2, 2008 8:42 AM

    WHO CARES??? Way to jump on your competition. Karma is coming for you Florio.

  2. TheDPR says: Dec 2, 2008 8:48 AM

    >>>>>>>>
    WHO CARES???
    >>>>>>>>
    Duh. Everyone who has ever written (or read) anything in his life should care.
    Plagiarism is one of the worst forms of theft, especially when you’re supposed to be a freaking journalist. Everyone should care.
    As Ricky Ricardo would say, it looks like Chris Landry has some ‘splaining to do.*
    *(See? There is a proper way to use other people’s stuff without just stealing it. You give credit to the brain behind the words. You don’t steal them and pretend (LIE) they’re your own.)

  3. joepinion says: Dec 2, 2008 8:49 AM

    backacre: No, it does matter. Plagiarism is a BIG deal and should not be swept under the rug. I thank Florio for letting me know.

  4. favrefromover says: Dec 2, 2008 8:54 AM

    wow.. i think this is the first time NFP has been mentioned here… you know, competition is a good thing.

  5. Nideak says: Dec 2, 2008 8:54 AM

    Who cares? Plagiarism is serious, man. (No sarcasm) Its even more serious in the days of the intragoogle. People make money off of these columns. He’s making money by stealing from other people. The worst part of the whole thing is that he went to almost no lengths to hide it. If you don’t get why this is a big deal, you should probably cut down on the pot, because your apathy meter is way too freakin’ high.

  6. Polarmute says: Dec 2, 2008 8:55 AM

    You got people out there who would LOVE to have a job like that who can’t get it because there are people like Landry out there who has the job and then just steals his work from other people.

  7. zilla1126 says: Dec 2, 2008 9:04 AM

    This one is in PFT’s sweet spot. Where else would we find out about something like this? Nowhere.
    PFT does serve an important role that went unfilled for years.
    Now if only Florio would use position for good and not for destroying selected individuals (Bill Polian, Peyton Manning, Mike Shanahan) based on personal grievances.

  8. LionsFan says: Dec 2, 2008 9:05 AM

    I agree. Plagiarism is serious, dude. It’s even more serious in the days of the intranets. People make cash off of these columns. He’s making money by stealing from other folks. The worst part of the whole thing is that he went to almost no lengths to conceal it. If you don’t get why this is a big deal, you should probably cut down on the Mary Jane, because your apathy meter is way too frickin’ high.

  9. zilla1126 says: Dec 2, 2008 9:08 AM

    Does anyone else think that Florio should have contacted both parties for comment before going with this story?
    Any legitimate news organization would have done so.
    As far as I can tell, Landry is a respected NFL scout. I’m guessing that someone is ghostwriting that Canadian site for him.
    Did anybody check the other writers on that site? Maybe the whole thing is plaguarized?

  10. south-fl-steel says: Dec 2, 2008 9:20 AM

    WHOLEY SH!T!!!!! YOU SOLVED THE CASE!!!!
    .

  11. mborz says: Dec 2, 2008 9:33 AM

    I agree. Plagiarism is serious, man. It’s even more serious in the days of the internet. People make money off of these columns. He’s making cash by stealing from other people. The baddest part of the entire thing is that he went to almost zero lengths to conceal it. If you don’t see why this is a big deal, you should probably cut down on the reefers, because your apathy gauge is far too high.

  12. TheDPR says: Dec 2, 2008 9:38 AM

    Hey zilla1126, Florio isn’t a news organization. He’s a rumor site. He’s the guy that stirs the pot enough so that news organizations have to take notice of stuff they’d normally ignore because it’s too much like real work.
    If someone wants to chase down legit sources, it should be one of the multimillion (billion?) dollar news corporations with paid staff who’s job it is to do so.

  13. Mattmanus says: Dec 2, 2008 10:10 AM

    Good job Florio. It is nice to see someone rolling up their sleeves & digging deep.

  14. Nideak says: Dec 2, 2008 10:13 AM

    @mborz:
    ROFL! 🙂

  15. phillyesq says: Dec 2, 2008 10:15 AM

    I realize that this is a rumor site, but before making such a serious accusation, imo, Florio should have at least investigated whether there was some sort of content sharing or similar arrangement. Without any investigation, these accusations, which could seriously injure the reputations of the parties involved, are borderline libelous.

  16. jimicos says: Dec 2, 2008 10:22 AM

    I concur. Plagiarism is serious, dude. It’s even more serious in the days of the dot-com. People make money off of these columns. He’s making cash by pilfering from other people. The worstest part of the entire thing is that he went to almost zero lengths to conceal it. If you don’t see why this is a big deal, you should probably cut down on the jimson weed, because your apathy gauge is far too “high”.

  17. Bullwinkle says: Dec 2, 2008 10:23 AM

    I agree. Plagiarism is serious, man. It’s even more serious in the days of the internet. People make money off of these columns. He’s making cash by stealing from other people. The baddest part of the entire thing is that he went to almost zero lengths to conceal it. If you don’t see why this is a big deal, you should probably cut down on the reefers, because your apathy measuring instrument is far too high.

  18. Jonathan9999 says: Dec 2, 2008 10:31 AM

    Florio,
    Try to find out if Oswald acted alone or if there were multiple shooters.
    Did David Ferrie know Oswald?

  19. zilla1126 says: Dec 2, 2008 11:10 AM

    Bullwinkle:
    You are a freaking genius!
    Jonathan9999:
    David Ferrie makes me laugh. He’s funny, like a clown or something.

  20. Matt H. says: Dec 2, 2008 11:21 AM

    If he’s going to plagiarize he should just go word for word and blame it on a cut and paste error. By changing just the bare minimum of words it leaves little doubt that he lifted it.
    It’s also kind of funny how plagiarism is slowly starting to become an accepted practice. Even the guys who get caught get slapped and usually go right back to work, i.e. Ron Borges, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Joe Biden, etc. The reason for this is the the growing number of people, like backacre above, who think it’s no big deal.

  21. delakern says: Dec 2, 2008 11:22 AM

    why does radio shack ask for your phone number when you buy batteries, I don’t know.

  22. fightingirish says: Dec 2, 2008 11:40 AM

    I like Chris Landry from Fox Sports Radio, but this is bad and for those who aren’t versed in media ethics, this is an absolute no-no. See http://hnn.us/articles/590.html for background on the Doris Kearns Goodwin story of a well-known professor who got caught.

  23. mrmagoo says: Dec 2, 2008 11:51 AM

    I like listening to Chris Landry on the radio and he normally seems reasonable and well thought out. I’m hoping it’s not a case of him being well read only.

  24. pl4tinum says: Dec 2, 2008 11:52 AM

    I guess he figured nobody in Canada would be reading the webz0r.

  25. k-new says: Dec 2, 2008 2:15 PM

    One act of stupidity after another….this story just keeps getting better, and better.

  26. NonYahooHotmailAcct says: Dec 2, 2008 2:32 PM

    Maybe they did this on purpose for some free pub.

  27. A_Cat_Named_Chicken says: Dec 2, 2008 3:06 PM

    I agree. Plagiarism is serious, dude. It’s even more serious in the days of the ….Oh nevermind I can’t see how any cash will come my way.

  28. HarrisonHits says: Dec 2, 2008 4:40 PM

    Why do these freaking idiots think that when they copy something openly posted on the net and post it themselves on the net that they won’t be noticed ? Can someone really be more stupid thaqn a mentally deficient chipmunk ?

  29. The Flying Fox says: Dec 2, 2008 7:39 PM

    Joe Biden would be proud.

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