On journalism and IAOFM

With Lindsay Jones having left the Denver Post, I’ve enjoyed Benjamin Hochman's work on the Broncos. He also writes on basketball, for those who partake.

His story on one of his mentors carries some strong concepts on modern sports journalism. Some teachers seem to stay with us. Here’s what Hochman had to say with one of his better articles:

But I do remember Fred Vultee. He taught copy editing at the Missouri School of Journalism, and to this day I recall his lesson about cautiously quoting athletes about issues out of their realm. "Our job is to ask - how do they know what they know," he'd say.

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Aldon Smith pulls a Greg Focker

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Niners linebacker Aldon Smith was involved in another troubling incident this weekend.

The young pass rusher was arrested at LAX after he was allegedly belligerent and claimed to be in possession of a bomb.

Smith is already facing drunk driving charges and felony weapons charges for a 2012 incident at his home.

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Report: Broncos hosted BSU lineman Matt Paradis

According to Aaron Wilson, the Broncos recently visited with Boise State lineman Matt Paradis.

The 6-3, 306-pound center was a Second-Team All-MWC choice last year, and has worked out for the Patriots.

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Former Bronco charged in shooting

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There's some dark news today involving a pair of ex-LSU football players - one a draft hopeful, and the other a onetime Bronco.

Tahj Jones, a senior linebacker who participated in LSU's pro day on Wednesday, is hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The man charged with having shot him is Brandon Winey, a fellow ex-Tiger who was a member of the Broncos in 2001.

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Bar lowered for convicting Hernandez

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There was a big development in the Odin Lloyd homicide case on Friday.

Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace have been indicted on murder charges, after having previously been charged only as accessories.

According to Deadspin, this means the bar has been lowered for convicting Aaron Hernandez on the murder charge he faces.

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Report: Broncos to work out Mississippi wideout Moncrief

According to Gil Brandt, Denver and Miami have private workouts scheduled with Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief next week.

The 6-2, 221-pound junior ran a 4.40-second forty at the combine, posted a 39.5-inch vertical, and a 132-inch broad jump. The former two figures each tied for third among wideouts, while the latter tied for the longest.

Bucky Brooks loves him some Zombie clicks

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Between now and the 2014 NFL Draft, there's one big date on Denver's offseason calendar.

We've covered it countless times here, but the Broncos now have three weeks (through May 2) to unilaterally trigger their 2015 option on Von Miller.

It's long been our expectation that Denver would do so, especially since Miller's 2015 salary would only be guaranteed for injury.

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Broncos work out Hurricanes forward Swoope

According to multiple reports out of Miami, the Broncos had a scout work out Hurricanes forward Erik Swoope on Thursday.

The 6-5, 200-pound senior was a reserve for the Canes, and it's not clear whether he played even high school football.

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Demaryius is apparently doing fine, thanks

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! So, turns out that Demaryius Thomas is alive, well, and present at Duke University with Peyton Manning & Friends.

He did not suffer a separated shoulder in SB 48, contrary to what was reported on Tuesday over at the Worldwide Leader.

The gulf between what was reported by Jeff Legwold...

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RIP Chris Banks, SB 33 Champion

Former Broncos draftee and SB 33 champion Chris Banks passed away on Wednesday at the age of 41.

According to the sheriff's office in Harford County, Maryland, the body of the 1996 seventh-rounder was found on Wednesday morning.

His death is reportedly thought to have been of natural causes.

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