NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > More Troubles for AU Tigers......
February 22, 2011, 11:46 PM
In a recent interview with HBO Real Sports, former Auburn football player Stanley McClover alleged that while he was a current player at the school, an Auburn assistant football coach provided him extra benefits that would be considered a violation of NCAA rules.

The allegation against the Auburn football program by McClover, who left the school in January 2006, falls outside the NCAA???s standard statute of limitation ........... However, the following shall not be subject to the four-year limitation:

(a) Allegations involving violations affecting the eligibility of a current student-athlete;

(b) Allegations in a case in which information is developed to indicate a pattern of willful violations on the part of the institution or individual involved, which began before but continued into the four-year period; and

(c) Allegations that indicate a blatant disregard for the Association???s fundamental recruiting, extra-benefit, academic or ethical-conduct regulations or that involve an effort to conceal the occurrence of the violation. In such cases, the enforcement staff shall have a one-year period after the date information concerning the matter becomes available to the NCAA to investigate and submit to the institution a notice of allegations concerning the matter.

Part C of the rule may leave the door open for the NCAA to pursue an allegation made after the standard four-year period has expired.

http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/former-auburn-player-to-det ail-allegation-on-hbo-29518
February 23, 2011  02:03 AM ET
QUOTE:

In a recent interview with HBO Real Sports, former Auburn football player Stanley McClover alleged that while he was a current player at the school, an Auburn assistant football coach provided him extra benefits that would be considered a violation of NCAA rules.

Probably some coach bought him a Big Mac on a ride back from Mississippi. Looking at that website it's clear Brooks likes to make mountains out of mole hills where Auburn is concerned.

Coincidentally there's a report on TandR today about a potential AU violation because the arena camera at a AU BB game flashed on Saban sitting with a highly pulicized recruit. Another BFD.

Then there's grayshirting, the tree fiasco, Thibodaux recruiting questions and also the Newton thing.

This domestic squabble has to be really interesting in Alabama, but it's starting to remind me of when the kids were little and constantly tattling on each other.

February 23, 2011  02:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

a potential AU violation because the arena camera at a AU BB

Sorry, should be UA, not AU. Very bad form.

February 23, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sorry, should be UA, not AU. Very bad form.

it was barry sanders and his kid, a junior RB that is highly rated.

February 23, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Probably some coach bought him a Big Mac on a ride back from Mississippi. Looking at that website it's clear Brooks likes to make mountains out of mole hills where Auburn is concerned. Coincidentally there's a report on TandR today about a potential AU violation because the arena camera at a AU BB game flashed on Saban sitting with a highly pulicized recruit. Another BFD.Then there's grayshirting, the tree fiasco, Thibodaux recruiting questions and also the Newton thing. This domestic squabble has to be really interesting in Alabama, but it's starting to remind me of when the kids were little and constantly tattling on each other.

Lots of talk here on the topic and this guy is far from what most have been discussing. McGlover was a highly rated transer to AUburn that had a ok/good year until the AL game when he had four of the eleven sacks. He went pro and did not get drafted and could not walk on a team.

Could he be disgrunteled and looking to make some cash off an interview, yes.

Is there more speculation in AL (where I live) and rumors than ever regarding AU's ultra fast return to winning and BCS, yes too. All the things added together, the article about LA, Cam Newton, this guy, and former assistants and spouses (also discredited as disgrunteled) saying you had to pay player to keep up with Nick Saban. Too many odd things to be a fluke.....

February 23, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Ok, this is a bigger rivalry than tOSU- Michigan. It's official.

I talked to a friend of mine yesterday - a guy who grew up in Michigan as a Wolverine fan, wen to school in state (not UM), but still is a huge fan. He lives now in Alabama and says the UM-tOSU was rivalry was bad, but AU-UA is on a whole other level right now. It's tearing the state apart - if I may be a bit melodramatic.

February 23, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Probably some coach bought him a Big Mac on a ride back from Mississippi. Looking at that website it's clear Brooks likes to make mountains out of mole hills where Auburn is concerned. Coincidentally there's a report on TandR today about a potential AU violation because the arena camera at a AU BB game flashed on Saban sitting with a highly pulicized recruit. Another BFD.Then there's grayshirting, the tree fiasco, Thibodaux recruiting questions and also the Newton thing. This domestic squabble has to be really interesting in Alabama, but it's starting to remind me of when the kids were little and constantly tattling on each other.

I think this is more than a Big Mac, or HBO wouldn't be doing a story about it. The Sanders thing is not a violation because all they did was get a shot of him. It wasn't like he was paraded out in front of the fans on the court and allowed to bask in the adulation.

The troubles auburn is going through related to recruiting has nothing to to with Alabama. The tree thing is an incident that is the latest in a long series of incidents from both sides, although the ante seems to have been upped in recent years what with trees being poisoned and houses being vandalized. It's the in thing to blame the whole fanbase for one incident.. but you know what? I never blamed the fanbase of either school when a fan of Oklahoma and a fan of Texas got into a barfight and one had his balzac ripped open with a knife....

There are crazy people out there. I think that's a given.

February 23, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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Ok, this is a bigger rivalry than tOSU- Michigan. It's official.I talked to a friend of mine yesterday - a guy who grew up in Michigan as a Wolverine fan, wen to school in state (not UM), but still is a huge fan. He lives now in Alabama and says the UM-tOSU was rivalry was bad, but AU-UA is on a whole other level right now. It's tearing the state apart - if I may be a bit melodramatic.

Your friend is of Flawed Character! Keep in mind The TOSU and TSUN are two separate states so they have a long way to go!

February 23, 2011  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This domestic squabble has to be really interesting in Alabama, but it's starting to remind me of when the kids were little and constantly tattling on each other.

+1

And at this point, the noise level from both camps is so loud and constant, it has turned into a buzzing sound that I just tune out.

February 23, 2011  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

+1 And at this point, the noise level from both camps is so loud and constant, it has turned into a buzzing sound that I just tune out.

+1 as well. Auburn is one of the most penalized schools in NCAAA history and 'Bama is not far behind. You'd think folks in this state would learn how to be quiet and keep the heat turned down.

February 23, 2011  02:26 PM ET
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+1 as well. Auburn is one of the most penalized schools in NCAAA history and 'Bama is not far behind. You'd think folks in this state would learn how to be quiet and keep the heat turned down.

A lot further behind than you think. Our first penalization was in the 90s. We went a pretty long time before we got penalized. Oh, and the first time we were penalized was because one of our former players was paid to tell the NCAA some lies about us that he eventually recanted.

If you look into our "discretions", you'd realize we have been punished a lot more than was really called for.

February 23, 2011  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A lot further behind than you think. Our first penalization was in the 90s. We went a pretty long time before we got penalized. Oh, and the first time we were penalized was because one of our former players was paid to tell the NCAA some lies about us that he eventually recanted.If you look into our "discretions", you'd realize we have been punished a lot more than was really called for.

Chill wit da shill.

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February 23, 2011  03:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Chill wit da shill.

I bak up what I stak up, yo.

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February 23, 2011  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Who makes up these silly rules?

Gordon Gee!

February 24, 2011  01:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Who makes up these silly rules?

Must you ask?

February 24, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Our first penalization was in the 90s.

Translation: "The first time we were caught was in the 90s".

February 24, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Translation: "The first time we were caught was in the 90s".

Well, duh, of course that was the 1st time. If you can make anything stick before that, I dare ya!

February 24, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Well, duh, of course that was the 1st time. If you can make anything stick before that, I dare ya!

No...no proof. But, I can only imagine what boosters and coaches were doing for athletes in the early days....

 
February 24, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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No...no proof. But, I can only imagine what boosters and coaches were doing for athletes in the early days....

Most of what was done in the early days was considered OK and just about everyone did it.

Coach Bryant was from Alabama/Arkansas. Surely he wasn't smart enough to trick all those yankee NCAA investigators!

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