A former hockey player has become a prolific writer for a popular sports website.
The blog, Drudge Report, is owned by the sports news site and has more than 50,000 followers.
It has also attracted scrutiny from federal prosecutors and congressional investigators who are investigating whether the site has helped to spread anti-Muslim bigotry.
The website is owned and operated by former professional hockey player and blogger Joe Thornton.
Thornton told the Associated Press on Monday he has never worked for the site.
Drudge Report has been the subject of several federal investigations in recent years, including one involving a suspected plot to assassinate former President Barack Obama.
Thorton said the website was not a news source when he worked for Drudge.