If you're a reasonable person, those are all within the range of reasonable reactions. If you're Guy Morriss, the football coach at Division II Texas A&M-Commerce, there's a different way to react to unfavorable newspaper coverage: Steal as many copies of the newspaper as you can.
After The East Texan, the student newspaper at Texas A&M-Commerce, published an article headlined, "A&M-Commerce football players arrested in drug bust," some A&M-Commerce football players stole a bunch of copies of the paper. And Morriss says he's cool with that.
"I am proud of my players for doing that," Morriss said. "This was the best team building exercise we have ever done."
When that was all explained to Morriss, he said, "Then I guess I will be the first one out of the door in handcuffs."
Morriss, who was previously the head coach at Kentucky and Baylor, fancies himself and his players as tough guys who are above the pipsqueaks who run the student newspaper. Let's hope the local police and prosecutor show him otherwise.