Sam McGaw, a student reporter in Bowling Green, Ky., tweeted a rumor about LSU head football coach Les Miles Saturday night that caused a national stir.

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308019364123258880

Reputable college football reporter Bruce Feldman confirmed that the rumor was not true.

McGaw had to face the music.

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308024103934259201

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308033918496538624

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308036995849015296

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308045357785423872

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308090410713116672

But he benefited from the whole ordeal. He started the evening with 238 followers and is now well over 30,000.

https://twitter.com/sammcgaw/status/308119978245255168