On Tuesday, Bari Weiss' publication, The Free Press, published an article from Ethan Strauss about twins Haley and Hanna Cavinder, the wildly popular college basketball players for Miami. To say it was controversial would be putting things mildly.
Strauss spent time with the women and interviewed them for the article. The piece's thesis was that the twins were an example of everything wrong with NIL in women's sports, and that they've earned their money solely because of their looks. In response, they took to social media to blast Strauss and the article he produced.
Hanna Cavinder posted to Twitter that they were mislead about the premise of the article and only agreed to do it because of the proposed idea.
Here's what she said, and we assume she was speaking on behalf of her sister as well:
The interview for this article was obtained by a false pretense that it would be written about life after NIL, why we didn't take our fifth year, our passions, and business opportunities. We were specifically told via the publication the context would be to "see the Cavinders as a very important story not only in the context of women's college sports but new media culture and business. They're building a hugely successful brand, and they're at the forefront of a new space, and we think that's exciting and newsworthy