You may be wondering which controversy are they talking about?
You may be wondering whose behaviour initiated this controversy they just mentioned?
They’re not saying. [eta: But since I have no reason to make it hard for people googling "Ron Lindsay" to find this post, I'll point out that the controversy was initiated by his astoundingly unprofessional and condescending opening speech at #wiscfi in May 2013.]
Every Weasel Wordsmithing award in WeaselWorld is being polished with the exhalations of a billion vapid platitudes in anticipation of the gala WeaselWorld Word Wizards mass presentation to the CFI Board before retiring the awards in perpetuity since nothing will ever top that.