Senior University of Colorado cornerback Ben Burney was supposed to write a season-long blog for CUBuffs.com, but Burney said the blog was discontinued after the first edition appeared online Thursday evening when players reported for fall camp.
Burney’s blog titled “The sad goodbye” was attention grabbing because of the way he chose to open.
It began with a description of him waking early Thursday morning next to a woman in his bed, and graduated to mention his libido as he eventually made the point that reporting day for players is actually viewed as the end of fun times and freedom and the beginning of a regimented schedule and more disciplined lifestyle.
Burney said the blog was later edited without consulting him. He said the plan was for him to write the blog all season. He said he has since been told further editions won’t be necessary.
“I have been censored. They took parts out of my blog and they took it away from me,” Burney said. “It was my idea and it saddens me. They didn’t tell me why I got censored, they changed it and it was taken away from me.”
Burney said he doesn’t believe he crossed a line for what would be considered appropriate content on a athletic department Web site. He said he was simply sharing some honest insight into what life can be like for some college football players.
“I was just trying to portray how it is,” Burney said. “I wasn’t trying to be risqué or anything like that. I was just trying to make it realistic. I guess it was too realistic.”