Sportswriters are both romantics and cynics. That’s why Inspector Renault, a cynical character in Casablanca, a romantic movie, so often appears in sports stories. The latest example of Inspector Renault declaring he’s “shocked, shocked,” results from Christian Dawkins testifying in the FBI’s college basketball federal corruption case. He was answering questions on Wednesday in New York regarding a highly touted recruit, Brian Bowen.
Source: Shanahan Report