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SEC modifies way it will handle violations

Posted on: June 1, 2011 2:34 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Remember when Terrelle Pryor went by the name of Cam Newton? Those were the days, huh? Well, while the SEC didn't sit on any information about Cam Newton or any player in its conference for eight months without reporting it, the way the Newton case was handled last season was a bit slow. While Mississippi State first reported concerns about Newton's recruitment to the SEC in January 2010, after the SEC asked for more information from the school, Mississippi State didn't get back to the SEC until July. The excuse given was that the school's compliance department had a lot of other stuff to do.

Well, the NCAA let SEC commissioner Mike Slive, and the other conferences, know that it would appreciate it if they all figured out a way to speed things up a bit when it comes to reporting these violations, and according to Slive, the SEC has done just that.

"We've reached an accommodation as to the kinds of issues they (the NCAA) have had in mind, and what they want to know, when they want to know," Slive told The Birmingham News. "Those are relatively simple things for us to accommodate. There may be certain issues that they want to know about earlier than others. We have no problem reaching that accommodation."

Of course, Slive didn't say what the changes that the SEC will be making are, so I can't tell you what will be different in the future. Though I suppose one of the changes will be "don't take six months to get back to us when we ask for something."


Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 10:22 pm

SEC modifies way it will handle violations

Empty promises and further discussion, the most effective opiates of the masses.  Discussion and outrage make us think they care and are going to do something.  All they ever do is drone on and on, as we go right back to sleep like dutiful children with our thumbs in our ..... pick one.  We like to take it both ways.

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