Today we learned that Pickens is no longer a billionaire — he only has $US950 to his name, according to Forbes.
And last week, Pickens responded to a Sports Illustrated alleging various NCAA infractions occurred at Oklahoma State University, to which Pickens is the largest donor.
At least one pundit thinks T. Boone Pickens has had a rough seven days.
This morning, ESPN’s Darren Rovell couldn’t resist calling him out on Twitter.
Pickens was swift to respond:
To be sure, some of that charity has gone to OSU’s athletic program, though Pickens has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
But the Pickens Foundation website confirms that those donations represent just one portion of what he’s given.
Thus, a worthy response.