Report: Auburn bribed players

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Report: Auburn bribed players

    Auburn's football program changed players' grades to secure eligibility, offered money to potential NFL draft picks so they would return for their senior seasons, and violated NCAA recruiting rules under former coach Gene Chizik, according to a report by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts.

    The report appears on Roberts' website, According to three former Auburn players, as many as nine players' grades were changed before Auburn's win in the 2011 BCS national championship game.

    "We thought we would be without (running back) Mike Dyer because he said he was one of them, but Auburn found a way to make those dudes eligible," former Auburn defensive lineman Mike Blanc told Roberts.

    In an interview with on Wednesday, Blanc denied saying that quote. Blanc later tweeted: "Man this article is outrageous and isn't true."

    According to his uncle, Andre Dyer, Michael Dyer said he was "never even close" to being academically ineligible prior to the 2011 BCS national championship game.
  2. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    This is not a surprise at all. Cam Newton wanted to go to Mississippi State, but Auburn gave his dad money to build a church, so his father sent him to Auburn.
  3. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Here's an article I read a long time ago talking about their booster Bobby Lowder. Not surprised one bit.

    Here's the intro:
  4. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I posted on this very board back when cam won the heisman that he was going to be returning it ala Reggie bush in 2014, maybe I was a year off
  5. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    And they still got their butts kicked to epic proportions.
  6. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Outside of Vandy, I don't think there is a program that is remotely clean in the SEC. Just some get caught.


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