The NY Times rushed Pete Thamel's story on Auburn up onto their website late yesterday, after the university's press release and my post on the subject went up. Here's the link (registration required).
Here's another link to a Huntsville Times article pointing out a few pertinent facts about the case that Thamel didn't deign to mention.
At this point I'm basically watching the volleys like everybody else. I will say that accusations from "feuding professors" in the sociology department is easily the least-surprising element of the whole story...