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Auburn AD calls academic fraud reports flawed

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03:07 PM ET 04.22 | Earlier this April, Roopstigo.com published an article accusing players and coaches on Auburn's 2011 National Championship football team of academic fraud and liberty. One of the biggest accusations made in the report by Selena Roberts is that nine players were made academically eligible for the BCS National Championship Game through improper grade changes made by the institution. Auburn's athletic director, Jay Jacobs, said in a statement Monday that there were in fact six players ineligible for the game, none of which made the trip to Arizona.

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April 22, 2013  11:23 PM ET

Doesn't matter as long as they've got 80K plus at the spring game.

April 23, 2013  07:03 AM ET

The question remains, were the six cited by Jacobs other than the nine cited by Roberts?

April 23, 2013  08:22 AM ET

The whole conference is an academic fraud.

April 23, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The question remains, were the six cited by Jacobs other than the nine cited by Roberts?

Very good point!!!! The bottom line is did Auburn, alter any players academic requirements. (grades), so they could play in "any" game during the season, not just the NCG!!!

April 23, 2013  10:50 AM ET

AD's are not hired for their Academic background and they haven't spent years in the classroom molding young minds .. they are old athletes, who have one mind set.. Win at any cost... they will pay millions to find a winning coach and god only knows how much turning of a blind eye to boosters handing money to players. For the AD of a school to come out and announce that his investigation has found nothing.. well it is like the Rutgers AD saying he didn't see anything wrong with how his basketball coach treated his players after reviewing the tapes.. and just needed a little guidance.

April 23, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Very good point!!!! The bottom line is did Auburn, alter any players academic requirements. (grades), so they could play in "any" game during the season, not just the NCG!!!

But who is qualified, and has cred enough to actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe?


Nobody.

April 23, 2013  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But who is qualified, and has cred enough to actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe? Nobody.

Doesn't the NCAA have enough cred "to actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe"? Didn't the NCAA have enough cred to investigate USC and Ohio State and shouldn't we believe the NCAA's finding against those schools?

April 23, 2013  01:30 PM ET

What's really on everyone's mind is will they replant Toomer's corner? If so, with what? If so, will they use prison labor in the relandscaping effort, and will Updyke be among those doing the work?

April 23, 2013  01:35 PM ET

OT, as long as Ego Emmert is atop the NCAA, common folk are going to rally for the accused and be skeptical of the NCAA's effectiveness. USCw's and tOSU's penalties preceded this latest perception of the NCAA as a corrupt organization serving only the self-aggrandizement of Helmet Head, Jr. Trogs and Bucknuts are Ship-High-In-Transit out of luck.

April 23, 2013  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

OT, as long as Ego Emmert is atop the NCAA, common folk are going to rally for the accused and be skeptical of the NCAA's effectiveness. USCw's and tOSU's penalties preceded this latest perception of the NCAA as a corrupt organization serving only the self-aggrandizement of Helmet Head, Jr. Trogs and Bucknuts are Ship-High-In-Transit out of luck.

Well then I guess we can't trust anyone!!! Maybe no one has the Cred to "investigate and report findings", about Auburn and their "alleged" grade changing!!! If this is true, then it's pretty scary what college teams could/might get away with!!

April 23, 2013  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Doesn't the NCAA have enough cred "to actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe"? Didn't the NCAA have enough cred to investigate USC and Ohio State and shouldn't we believe the NCAA's finding against those schools?

Yes, but that was before the Miami debacle.....IMO, they lost all credibility after that dumpster fire

April 23, 2013  03:45 PM ET
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Yes, but that was before the Miami debacle.....IMO, they lost all credibility after that dumpster fire

Good point and I understand where you are coming from, but until we have someone else besides the NCAA to "actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe", then we have to believe the NCAA and their findings!!! Regardless, of what kind of a "dumpster fire" the NCAA made of the Miami case!! IMO Miami is still guilty of infractions and if the NCAA can prove that Auburn changed some football players grades to allow them to play football, then we have to believe the NCAA. USC and Ohio State was proven guilty of infractions and if the NCAA can prove the same with Auburn, then Auburn has to suffer the consequences that other schools have in the past!!!! Just my opinion!!!

April 23, 2013  05:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Good point and I understand where you are coming from, but until we have someone else besides the NCAA to "actually investigate and report findings that anyone could believe", then we have to believe the NCAA and their findings

I agree with the principle, OT.....I just think the NCAA currently has the credibility of a pregnant teen preaching abstinance.

"He Who Hath Not Sinned" theory can not be applied to this moron and the NCAA anymore

 
April 24, 2013  10:19 PM ET

Uh it's worse than what it sounds.

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