“He is little man hiding behind his media status and freedom of speech,” one athlete’s mother said, of Morgan.

“How can he make such ignorant and unfounded assumptions and broadcast them on national television? How is this ok?” questioned the woman who sent her son to stand beside Isaac Phillips. She asked to remain anonymous.

“When the boys were exonerated, did he call the suspect a coward on national TV?” asked Laura Howes, whose 16 year-old son plays on the team. “I think not. I think Mr. Morgan is the coward by not publicly apologizing to these boys.”

“Mr. Morgan is an ass,” said Jeanette Leinson, bluntly. “Why have we not been vindicated by the media who threw us into this chaos?”