The Daily Telegraph, for whom McCoy is a weekly columnist, featured a centre spread headlined
on McCoy and accompanied by a picture of him with a brutal facial injury and quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson backing his cause.
The story, describing a fire that broke out at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, was headlined
"Roasted Nuts." In a statement, NAMI called the headline discriminatory and said it was considering legal action.
The headlines on the front page of the newspaper were genuinely shocking - "Kills Friend To Get 13 Dollars," "Man Kept Wife In Chains For Two Years" and "'Thrill Murderer' To Be Indicted." The principal story of the day, headlined
in even larger type, was also disturbing: "SCIENTIFIC TESTIMONY BARRED IN SCOPES TRIAL."