Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
The long holiday weekend proved to be a comedy of errors and full of embarrassment with our football team somehow losing to Southern Mississippi and we have now learned, Mitch Barnhart reportedly capped it all off with a late night, drunk text to Rich Brooks. We here at the New Circle Circular are the first to obtain the exclusive text conversation between the UK athletics director and former UK football coach below.
The next morning, sources say Barnhart woke up full of regret and to the sound of his phone buzzing with replies from the retired Brooks.
While Mitch has not confirmed nor denied the text conversation, he did say in a statement, “Look, we’ve got a good thing going with Coach Stoops. And we all know it’s always darkest before the dawn of the Florida game. We’re gonna be okay and quite frankly, we’re gonna be together for a long time. I’ve got 12 million reasons not to leave that man.”