I mentioned in a previous post that there’s a lot of speculation on what Ann Arbor News columnist Jim Carty’s been up to these days. Rumors were circulating that he was let go from the News or moved on are not true. Carty reappeared in the form of a blog post this afternoon but that hasn’t stopped folks from speculating on what he’s been up to.
The word on the street is that he’s working on a piece related to the academic record and practices here at the University with respect to student athletes, perhaps triggered by Jim Harbaugh’s comments last year.
Looks like we’ll found out soon. I emailed JC and here’s what he had to say regarding his whereabouts:
We’re all bound by the rules of our respective games. I’ve never worked at a paper that allows reporters or columnists to comment on work until it runs, so I can’t really get into anything we may (or may not) be working on. If I could, I would.
What I can confirm is that I spent the last month or so on assignment for the paper, which is why I haven’t written. First time in about 15 years that I spent four straight weeks out of the paper and I missed the work, and the readers, very much.