Media reports third-string tight end J.T. Moore leaves program, Twitter fight ensues

Several “media” outlets reported yesterday that fifth-year senior tight end J.T. Moore had left the Ohio State football program.

Sgt. Kyle Ware, of Company C, 1-148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives an autograph from Ohio State defensive lineman J.T. Moore following a practice on Sept. 11, 2012. The Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer hosted an open practice for service members, which included a tour of the Les Wexner Football Complex and a meet-and-greet with the team. (Spc. Joshua Roach/Ohio National Guard Photo)

Sgt. Kyle Ware, of Company C, 1-148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives an autograph from Ohio State defensive lineman J.T. Moore following a practice on Sept. 11, 2012. The Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer hosted an open practice for service members, which included a tour of the Les Wexner Football Complex and a meet-and-greet with the team.
(Spc. Joshua Roach/Ohio National Guard Photo)

Granted, this is not much of a story. In fact, neither The Columbus Dispatch or the Cleveland Plain Dealer had an article on the subject as of Friday morning. And this happened Thursday.

But that didn’t stop a few of Ohio State’s football beat writers from squaring off on Twitter yesterday.

Supposedly, Dave Biddle of Bucknuts.com was the first to report on Moore’s departure, but then a battle royale on Twitter ensued between Biddle and ElevenWarriors.com.

Funny thing is…

Moore, a two-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes, has played in 31 games during his career including all 14 games during the 2013 season as valuable special team’s performer. Moore began his collegiate career on the defensive line before converting to tight end last season.