You never know what's going to happen when Steve Spurrier is meeting with reporters.
But a gesture over the weekend should put Spurrier in the good graces of the media, at least until football season begins.
During halftime of South Carolina's basketball game against Arkansas at Colonial Life Arena, Spurrier assembled reporters to discuss a few topics. During his talk, Spurrier told the reporters he had a trivia question for them: Which four teams from BCS conferences have won 11 or more games in each of the past two seasons?
The answer: Alabama, Oregon, Stanford and ... South Carolina. Naturally, Spurrier was proud of his team's fine company.
"For South Carolina to be in the same neighborhood as Oregon, Stanford, Alabama … that’s sort of neat," Spurrier said. "Somebody gave me that statistic today, so I thought you guys would want to know that. Next time, y’all do some of that work."
Two reporters guessed correctly and, according to reports, after the interview Spurrier reached inside his breast pocket and handed each of the reporters an envelope with a $100 bill. The reporters stood, stunned, while Spurrier walked away.
It is unclear what the reporters did with the money, although it would generally be considered journalistically unethical for them to accept gifts from Spurrier.
Spurrier's press conference can be heard here. The trivia question occurs at around the 1:00 mark.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)
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