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There is no chance Cam Newton legitimately passed a real college class.
This post was edited by historicus 12 months ago
That stuff about paying players not to go pro reminds me of Clemson during Tommy's tenure. Every year someone like James Davis, C.J. Spiller, or Aaron Kelly was rumored to be declaring for the NFL and then magically had a change of heart after "a meeting with Coach Bowden."
Color me stunned.
Ole Miss recruiting this year laughs at this nickel and dime bullshit.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
The recruiting & payment stuff isn't nearly as worrisome to me as how they treated some of these kids who they were supposed to be looking after. In case anyone just read the ESPN article, the original is much more involved and much more interesting, the recruiting violations are almost tangential to the real scumbaggery going on there.
Also sounds like Chizik was Edsall times a million:
“When the new coaches came in under Chizik, they implemented new rules and it was kind of no tolerance, but it always seemed to be aimed at the black guys,” says Blanc. “Chizik didn’t like tattoos and he didn’t like dreads.” Players say Chizik asked them to cut their dreadlocks, part of an ongoing culture war within the program – and outside of it. Players describe police as part of the program of surveillance. “We were targeted by police,” says Antoine Carter, Auburn’s former star defensive end. “You’d get harassed. They would pull you over for nothing as a way to keep track of you.” McNeil remembers turning right on red, a legal move, but finding police lights behind him. He says police drew their guns on him over a traffic stop.
In the run-up to former Auburn player Mike McNeils robbery case, a window is opened into NCAA violations.
This post was edited by DBlockTerp 12 months ago
I felt like I should have issued an amber alert for myself, just in case
I was thinking more like Nick Fairley. But Cam Newton is probably in the same boat.
At this point, I don't know if Mark Emmert could run a car wash, let alone the NCAA. The NCAA still has Miami and Oregon to deal with, prior to anything Auburn (if anything comes of this).
Why are we still dealing with this ish? Pay these idiots a decent stipend, offer them classes, but don't make them go and as long as they're not committing crimes - real crimes, not smoking weed - I could care less. This is semi-professional minor-league football and basketball attached to colleges and universities. Let's just admit it and move on. The football team at an SEC team has NOTHING in common with the field hockey team at Delaware. Why are they run by the same organization?
It still baffles me how the NCAA gets to keep its non-profit status (well, I guess it doesn't really, they have all that money from not paying athletes to buy politicians with)
An interesting part of the McNeil story is...
Will Muschamp will be at the center of some controversy in the coming days, thanks to an allegation by former Auburn player Mike McNeil that Muschamp paid him money in 2007.
Something doesn't add up in this quote. They pulled them over as a way to keep track of them, but how does that lead to pulling a gun on him to "keep track of him?"
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
Excuse me, they are STUDENT ATHLETES LOL!
Dee Brown laughs at this guy.
This must be so embarrassing for Auburn fans. 400 dollars? Please. Alabama would pay AT LEAST 4,000. They are so small time.
Since when does giving people money keep them from wanting more money? If Coach A wants to give Player B $400 under the table, Player B won't go, "Nah, I'm good. I have a stipend."
There are about 10,000 FBS football players. I'm sure not having academic requirements will work out well for the 9,500 that don't go pro.
Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.
LOL at anyone thinking that anything devastating will happen. I have 0 faith in the NCAA at this point. If they let a school cover up a mass pedophilia conspiracy without the death penalty, then how can anyone expect them to bring down an SEC football program for paying players and giving academic benefits?
Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS 8m
Mark Emmert said his staff knows "nothing" about Auburn. I asked if that concerns him -- that a reporter knows more about AU than his staff.
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