|Dan Coughlin and Jim McIntyre|
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His third book is being held hostage. As was reported by Plain Dealer Tipoff columnist Michael K. McIntyre, cyber thieves hacked into Dan's computer and threatened to hold its contents, including the work he has done on the new book, as electronic hostages unless he pays them $700.
He refuses to pay, and says he'll rewrite what's been lost to the criminals. In this interview, he talks about the chapter he was writing about former Cavaliers owner Ted Stepien. Dan also expands on some of the stories he wrote in his first two books, and notes with irony how 50 years after beginning his career by covering high school sports, he is again covering high school sports as the Friday Night Touchdown Commissioner for Fox 8 News.