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NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:32 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you thought that the NCAA's investigation of Auburn and its recruitment of Cam Newton was over, then it seems you'd be wrong. At least, that's the impression NCAA Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach gave Auburn head coach Gene Chizik last month. That's when football and basketball coaches from the SEC were in Destin, Florida where Lach made a presentation to the group.

According to a report in the New York Times, after Lach opened up her presentation for discussion, Chizik had quite a few questions for her and then she dropped a bombshell on him.
[Chizik] peppered Roe Lach with a flurry of questions about the N.C.A.A.’s investigation into Cam Newton and why the N.C.A.A. had not publicly announced that the investigation was over. Chizik complained that the inquiry’s open-ended nature had hurt Auburn’s recruiting and he followed up at least three times, leading to a testy exchange.

“You’ll know when we’re finished,” Roe Lach told Chizik, according to several coaches who were at the meeting. “And we’re not finished.”
Well then!

While neither the NCAA or Auburn would confirm the exchange between Chizik and Roe Lach, according to the New York Times report, four fellow SEC basketball coaches -- Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings, Arkansas' Mike Anderson, LSU's Trent Johnson and Ole Miss' Andy Kennedy -- did confirm the exchange to the paper.

Of course, just because the investigation isn't over, that doesn't mean the NCAA is going to find any new evidence than what it has already and use it to punish Auburn. Still, the fact that the NCAA is still digging around can't be all that comforting for Auburn faithful.


Comments

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:21 am
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

interesting to see how folks are stirring up the hornets nest at Auburn. My take: The NCAA must give the impression of complete due diligence on this case since so many in the CFB landscape are griping about the issue.

Also, Auburn boosters being investigated by the FBI for the bank thing and other fun stuff might, might!! yield some additional financial info regarding cash flow and other fun booster money stuff. Why not wait to see if you are the NCAA.  We'll see and if the NCAA proved anything with USC, they will just take as long as they want to make a decision after all the facts and non-facts have been collected.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:47 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

If precedent means anything it appears having the NCAA still snooping and sniffing around after all these months is not a good omen for the Plainstiffs.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:41 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

I just love reading your posts, all of you are merely idiots with nothing better to do.  Auburn will absolutely lose nothing, and you can bank on that... I am 180, 000% positive.  If Auburn in fact paid that much, Cam sold himself short.  Heck, players made well over 200K back in the early eighties.  Just ask Marcus Dupree, Craig James, Eric Dickerson, Brian Bosworth what the going rate was.  Think about it, who really loses when a player is paid? Are you trying to tell me that one player makes a whole team.  So, lets stick CAM on offense, pay him 180K + and omit the other 10 offensive players. Hmmmm, sounds promising doesn't it?  Football is a TEAM effort, always has and always will.  If you cant stop the guy, then by all means, go "BUY" some players that can....mute point now though.  When Timmy Tebow was king of the SEC, you never heard of any wrong doings.  Hmmmm, maybe because Tebow was way lighter skinned than Mr. Cam"All We Did IS WIN" Newton.  As for Dobbs and Fornelli, well the garbage they print speaks for itself.   

that's the impression NCAA Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach gave Auburn head coach Gene Chizik last month.
Impression ?  Is that like a fact now ? What did she do, shoot a peace sign, grab her crotch and spit.....

“You’ll know when we’re finished,” Roe Lach told Chizik, according to several coaches who were at the meeting. “And we’re not finished.”
Hearsay ? Are those facts also ?  must be.

While neither the NCAA or Auburn would confirm the exchange between Chizik and Roe Lach, according to the New York Times report
Hey New York Times, lets read your report, Fornelli says its true, so bygum it is !!!!  Why is New York reporting on an issue out of their league anyway?  They must be way behind if local powerhouses such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Sports Illistruated, and even the Panama City Post Hearld didnt find it newsworthy...  WAR DAMN EAGLE !!!!  losers



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: July 13, 2011 10:26 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

This is OLD news being presented as recent. It happened several weeks ago.



Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 10:15 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

Good. I hope they find the money trail. Despite their own troubles Ohio State fans are incensed that the whole Cam Newton for sale saga did not result in anyone being found guilty of wrongdoing. I thought trying to sell your son as Cam Newton's father attempted to (despicable) is a NCAA violation whether he was actually sold or not. We all know there is something rotten in Denmark, or in this case Auburn/Miss State, but unless or until someone 'fesses up or they find the proverbial Swiss bank account the guilty parties be it Auburn(my guess) will come out of this unscathed. It is telling that the NCAA police are still at it. Wouldnt make me feel warm and fuzzy either. I bet it does affect recruiting at Auburn although that might also be an excuse for Gene Chizik when his tigers are sub-par this year. I am sure the NCAA is under a lot of pressure to level the playing field(no pun intended) with all the violations at Ohio State, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee. We all know there was some reason, definitely not academics, why Cam Newton went to Auburn instead of Miss State. He was asking for money from Miss State so we know it was money driven(and this guy is a preacher?) so now we are supposed to believe he went to Auburn with no money strings attacked...Seriously?



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:51 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

The NCAA just set a precedent by removing a Heisman Trophy and National Championship from USC to set the tone for this move.  Cam Newton shouldn't have been playing and Auburn shouldn't have been in that game and soon there will be 2 seasons with no Heisman winner and National Champion. 



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:26 pm
 

NCAA investigation of Auburn isn't over

So, Legacy Tiger, if you are still out there lurking somewhere, note that it ain't over until it's over.


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