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Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:47 pm
Edited on: April 13, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Former Auburn football player Chaz Ramsey was one of four former Tigers to recently appear on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and allege that he received cash payments while playing at the school. As you'd expect, upon finding out about the story, the NCAA became pretty interested in finding out more. The NCAA has already spoken to another one of the players to appear on the show, Stanley McClover, and now it's Ramsey's turn.

According to The Birmingham News, Ramsey will be sitting down to speak with the NCAA next week.

Ramsey said today Auburn won't be represented at the NCAA interview and that the information he provides won't be disclosed to the school.

"I wouldn't like Auburn to be there," Ramsey said. "The NCAA wanted to talk to me, so the NCAA is going to talk to me."

When asked if he knows names of boosters or coaches who provided payments to Auburn players, Ramsey replied, "I may." He declined to elaborate.

Two weeks ago, Ramsey told The Birmingham News he received handshakes with $200 to $300 after at least three games in 2007. Ramsey said then that he did not know who the people were paying him or whether Auburn coaches knew of the payments. He said he later learned by talking to teammates that cash payments were "pretty much common knowledge."

Something tells me it's not good news for Auburn that Ramsey was hesitant to talk to the NCAA with the school present, but now that the school won't be there he's all right with it. Though I'm not sure what more there will be for Ramsey to tell the NCAA that he hasn't already told HBO or The Birmingham News. Perhaps he's ready to start naming names.

At the very least, the NCAA just wants to get Ramsey's comments on record as part of its investigation, and that won't be a good thing for Auburn once the NCAA is done. There is no word on whether or not Troy Reddick or Raven Gray have spoken with the NCAA, or whether either have plans to. I'm guessing if the NCAA has its way, both will.

Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

In all seriousness, as is being said by others, if you think school "X," or group of schools "Y" are the only ones doing this, please excuse yourself from this conversation and go read a book about unicorns and leprechauns.


In all seriousness, pitbull, if this is your reason for dismissing all of this, please go sit in the corner.  It's possible this happens at a lot of schools, maybe most schools.  I don't know that to be a fact and neither do you.  If school 'A' gets caught, they should be punished.  If school "B' gets caught they should be punished.  Saying "(almost) everybody does it, so it's OK" doesn't work for me.  Most politicians are in the pockets of big business and corporations.  That is also never going to be OK with me.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

bludgeonmachine, why don't go cry so where else, I did not post that for some clown from up north to slam the SEC, I am sure your some big 10 guy with nothing to do.

Typical SEC response to any criticism...blame it on the Big Ten.  The problem is bludgeonmachine is a Missouri/Big-12 guy.  Took me all of 10 seconds to find that out.  Way to go, lsutigers66.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Let the next NC face the same scrutiny, at least.

This has been going on for several years.  Now it is Auburn's turn to receive the NCAA anal exam.  It just goes with the territory.....now turn your head and cough......



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Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2011 6:42 pm
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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

bludgeonmachine, why don't go cry so where else, I did not post that for some clown from up north to slam the SEC, I am sure your some big 10 guy with nothing to do. further more I really don't care what you think. go smoke somemore crack 



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Alright, we're busted.  

I'll confess.  Auburn is the only school paying players with padded handshakes.

No wait, sorry.  The SEC is the only conference that's schools pay their players with padded handshakes.

No wait, sorry, the southern schools are the only schools that pay their players with padded handshakes.

Oops, forgot USC (Bush) and Oklahoma (Bomar) are the only schools aside from the southern schools that pay their players with padded handshakes...
-----------------------------This really could go on and on.  Let the next NC face the same scrutiny, at least.

And let the ne'er do wells come from behind their bar tending jobs and tell their "truth"s... That way they get their 15 minutes of fame as well.

In all seriousness, as is being said by others, if you think school "X," or group of schools "Y" are the only ones doing this, please excuse yourself from this conversation and go read a book about unicorns and leprechauns.



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Guys, everyone on here has something in common, we all love college football. I do not hate any conference out there they all have their place. all I am saying the ncaa is a bunch of guys with their hands out, they want to get something for nothing and all  the fans want is to  watch the games, hell I enjoy thursday nights watching the mac games and Im a SEC fan. I would like to see the ncaa step back and get their pay and shut the hell up.





Yep, I love college football allright, but I'd love it alot more if they would start laying the heavy smackdown on all the cheating crap going on, especially down there in SEC country.   You might think the NCAA needs to back off and let these cheating teams run wild, but alot of us out here don't want to see that happen.   Personally, I think the NCAA hasn't done nearly enough and when they do catch the shananigans happening, they aren't taken forceful enough actions.

I hope that should these allegations prove to be true, that Auburn gets and SMU style death penalty.  Maybe if that happens, others in SEC territory, Ohio State, UNC or any other program that wishes to take issues too lightly, just maybe they will wake up and knock some of this garbage off.   Until a real hammer job falls down on someone's head down south, I doubt anything is going to change for the better.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: April 14, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Funny thing is no Auburn person is worried about this.  Family has a grudge against Auburn since his dad could not live his college life through his son.  Auburn folks in the know will know what I am talking about. Lost lawsuit etc.  Family has money too so this is purly vindective. 



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

Guys, everyone on here has something in common, we all love college football. I do not hate any conference out there they all have their place. all I am saying the ncaa is a bunch of guys with their hands out, they want to get something for nothing and all  the fans want is to  watch the games, hell I enjoy thursday nights watching the mac games and Im a SEC fan. I would like to see the ncaa step back and get their pay and shut the hell up.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Auburn's Chaz Ramsey to meet with NCAA

This is what I love about the NCAA,  they are a non-profit organization which will not publicly discuss what their top people are paid.  It is estimated that Mark Emmert makes considerably more than his 900,000 a year for his post at the University of Washington.


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