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Old March 8th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #41
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I'm a bit surprised by how quiet things are on the Auburn front. Were the original allegations overblown? I'm not talking about the Cam Newton case but the wider one involving Colonial bank and the casino giving players ATM cards to use in slot machines, etc. It sounded promising since the feds were investigating the bank and supposedly came across wire taps of people discussing the pay-for-play scheme at Auburn. Probably just wishful thinking on my part.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #42
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A lot of things have been really quiet lately. North Carolina too.

Oh, and then there's the Notre Dame student filmer fiasco. Looks like Brian Kelly will completely escape any blame for that one. Lesson learned -- you can get away with a lot more if you circle the wagons instead of flagellate yourself because "it's the right thing to do"

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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #43
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I think were they will get nailed is did they charge or get paid the same amout to all the schools? If not, the NCAA could leverage that fact.
Hmm. I see your point, and that could very well be the reason for the investigation.

If I remember correctly from the article I read the other day, Oregon was the only school to have purchased that particular "package." It didn't say what was included in that package. Their explanation for Oregon being their sole customer for that product was that there were certain NCAA rule changes (after Oregon purchased) which made the company decide that this particular package would no longer be marketable, so they stopped offering it. Could be legit, but does sound a bit sketchy.

The local writers here in the PacNW have been saying that Oregon did consider the possibility that the purchase of such a "package" could open themselves up to some questions from the NCAA. However, ultimately they decided that it was within regulations, and signed off on paying for it through the school. They certainly weren't trying to hide anything.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #44
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I am hearing that the ducks will be in trouble with the NCAA, OSU has been under investigation and somebody is spilling the beans about the SEC.

those are the rumors.


It will be interesting to see what happens. I was of the opinion USC would get nothing, and they were nailed. I was of the opinion that Auburn would be nailed, yet Newton still played. I guess I don't really know how to predict these...
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #45
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Tennessee could get in trouble as they were named as a team that potentially talked to Cam Newton's father (of which I'm sure Cam knew nothing about) about 'extra' monetary benefits.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #46
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the SEC knows how to cheat. they'll get away with a lot more
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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #47
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That's what osu and tressel thought ...... maybe justice will come around to the SEC.

Nahhhh
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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #48
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Probably not in our lifetimes, Jeff.

The NCAA likes the SEC too much.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #49
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It already has. But they just take their medicine and then cheat again a decade later.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #50
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Lots of news everywhere, hears a little nugget of the front page of the Det News. With a pic of Harbaugh.


Report: Stanford athletes used list of 'easy' classes to boost GPAs

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110309/...#ixzz1G9GN1t1i
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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #51
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That kind of list is at most schools. Heck, I know there were classes people took at Michigan that were easy grade boosters too, and not just athletes took them.

However, it makes Harbaugh's jabs at Michigan seem pretty silly.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #52
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Exactly, its not earth shattering news for a Detroit paper, just a little jab back at Harbaugh.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #53
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Speaking of how everything is quiet right now, the Iowa weightlifting "players with brown pee" incident sure disappeared quickly, didn't it?

I hope that our coaching staff is at least using that on the recruiting trail.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #54
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Florida will unveil statues of its three Heisman Trophy winners during halftime of the team's spring game.

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Old March 11th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #55
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http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6206921

Four Auburn football players arrested

Four Auburn football players have been kicked off the team after being arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and theft.

Antonio Goodwin, Kowaski Kitchens, Michael McNeil and Harrison Mosley were all arrested early Friday morning in Auburn, Ala. Auburn police said that three people entered a house and displayed a handgun and stole property. After a motor vehicle stop, the four were arrested and a pistol and stolen property were recovered, according to Auburn police.

Later Friday, Auburn coach Gene Chizik issued a statement saying all four players were thrown off the team.

"The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team," Chizik said in a statement. "While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right."

Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said in a statement: "This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Auburn. I fully support Coach Chizik's swift and decisive action to dismiss these four student-athletes from our football team effective immediately."

All four were being held in the Lee County Detention Center on $511,000 bail.

"I am extremely disappointed and embarrassed by the actions of these individuals," Chizik said in a statement. "I want to personally apologize to all of those who were impacted by this senseless act, including the victims, Auburn University and the Auburn family."
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Old March 11th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #56
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Maybe that's why they signed so many kids this year.

Anticipated attrition.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #57
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Two Michigan State football players expected to start in the fall have been arrested after a spring-break bar incident in Aspen, Colo. tight end Brian Linthicum and linebacker Max Bullough — allegedly tried to elude police after 1 a.m. Thursday, following an incident at the Regal Watering Hole in which staff said Linthicum assaulted another customer. They were released from jail Thursday morning and have an April 19 court date in Aspen.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #58
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I'm sure Coach Dantonio will give them both a stern talking to, and send them to bed with no supper.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #59
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Off the team? for that?
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Old March 12th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #60
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I'm sure Coach Dantonio will give them both a stern talking to, and send them to bed with no supper.
lol It will be interesting to see what he will do, his reputation ( win at all cost/sweatervest) has already taken some hits.
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