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Chizik blasts HBO show as 'pure garbage'

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08:14 AM ET 03.31 | Auburn coach Gene Chizik will not, apparently, stand idly by. Chizik criticized an HBO show Wednesday night that featured four former players who said they were paid by boosters at the school. Chizik said Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel interviewed former Auburn players who said there were no improper payments, but the network chose not to air those players. "I think it is pathetic and pure garbage," Chizik said. Chizik disputed the charges of the former players who claimed wrongdoing. "That's not who we are. That's not how our program is going to be run," Chizik said. Chizik was particularly disappointed HBO didn't show players who said they were not paid. "It's sad to me, it's very sad to me, that HBO is going to go ahead and air something [when], really admittedly, they've got no proof on anything," Chizik said.

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March 31, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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"Chizik was particularly disappointed HBO didn't show players who said they were not paid"Ted Bundy was very disappointed in his trial they didn't have witnesses of people he didn't murder

Auburn did not pay me to play football.

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March 31, 2011  08:37 AM ET
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Put in for back pay. They said this morning that LSU paid $80k for PP to come there, that is what that one person said that is trying to get his services company out of the trouble he is in over the Ducks, he is naming a lot, I for one think he is full of it, but it may have happened too.

The way I read it that $80 K to go to A&M. That is the price you have to pay for having all male cheerleaders

March 31, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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"Chizik was particularly disappointed HBO didn't show players who said they were not paid"Ted Bundy was very disappointed in his trial they didn't have witnesses of people he didn't murder

Nicely done

Hey Coach....I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the SEC has a looooong and sordid tradition of underhanded tactics

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March 31, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Your national title was garbage. If they pop USC, then they MUST pop Auburn

Piratey, is that you? Sounds like OT!

March 31, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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All of big-time college athletics? Hyperbole much?You want schools to get in line? Start whacking them, toss out a death penalty or a USC-eque punishment.

I have a simple solution. Since the NCAA thinks it is akin to a federal bureaucracy, they should pay these kids and just demand they delcare it on their taxes. You know NO ONE ever cheats on those.

March 31, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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Not just the SEC.

Sorry, but right now my radar is focused on the coach of the team IN the SEC that says this is garbage. We can talk about the illicit dealings of the WAC next week

March 31, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Kind of ironic that all during the 2010 season people were comparing Terrell Pryor and Cam Newton and their striking similarities. Hmmmmmmmmmm

March 31, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Nicely doneHey Coach....I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the SEC has a looooong and sordid tradition of underhanded tactics

Where you been Yapp?

March 31, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Auburn President Jay Gogue said his school will "play by the rules."....
Starting Now. NO, Now, no , ok, starting.......Now! No really.
You know, now is very relative. I mean it changes constantly.

March 31, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Where you been Yapp?

Work has been a killer so haven't had much time to visit the threads

March 31, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Auburn President Jay Gogue said his school will "play by the rules."....Starting Now. NO, Now, no , ok, starting.......Now! No really.You know, now is very relative. I mean it changes constantly.

LMAO

E. Gordon Gee likes the sound of that

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March 31, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Not just the SEC.

you mean the $EC. Morning Colonel Sir. Reporting for duty as ordered.

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