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Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Posted on: November 10, 2010 5:42 pm
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The national Cam Newton discussion has led us this far ... We now have Mississippi State admitting it contacted the SEC in regards to "an issue" relating to Newton's recruitment.

One can only imagine was that "issue" was. We've been pulling our hair out about it since Thursday night. The release below does clear up some time line issues. For the first time we have on the record that the SEC knew about the Newton recruitment since January. 

(Released Wednesday afternoon from Mississippi State)

 Mississippi State University acknowledges that it contacted the Southeastern Conference office in January of 2010 regarding an issue relating to its recruitment of Cam Newton.

Shortly after the initial call, the SEC office requested specific information to include interviews with involved staff from MSU.

Due to MSU dealing with ongoing and time-consuming eligibility issues involving non-football matters in the winter and spring of 2010, the specific SEC request went unfulfilled.

Some additional information was provided to the SEC during July of 2010.

Once the NCAA enforcement staff became involved, Mississippi State University cooperated fully with its investigation.

MSU is confident the SEC office has managed this process consistent with its established procedures and the university is committed to the conference’s ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with SEC and NCAA rules.

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Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:34 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Not only ignored for 5 months it but also withheld crucial information. NCAA and SEC gonna make an example out of you mud slingers...



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:51 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

You are correct.  But The University of Florida did not hear his case before he transferred.  Once he transferred they decided to not hear his case because he is no longer a student there.  Should they have told Blinn College?  Probably.  Did they?  I don't know... probably not.  Are they going to hear the case now?  Probably not... he's still not a student at UF and he hasn't cheated academically (as far as we know) since he left Florida.



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:47 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Regarding a post by AU98 - "Academic cheating doesn't matter either because that was allegedly done at the University of FLORIDA (again not Auburn).". The cheating does matter if it was in any course that counted towards him qualifying for acceptance to either his Juco or Auburn. If he cheated in one of those classes required then that credit is wiped off the books making him ineligible. This is of course only if the cheating allegations turn out to be true.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:16 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

YOU CAN'T SPELL CHEATS WITHOUT SEC!

Has everyone forgotten how incredibly crooked these schools are?  If you are going to buy your players you would think they would have the cojones to at least play a few decent non-conference games (and by decent I mean play someone in the Big 12 or Pac 10, Boise, TCU or Utah).




Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 9:20 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Nice to be West of all the DRAMA!!! Thankfully there's enough talent in Louisiana and enough protein in the grass to allow LSU to just continue rolloing along. Yes we have our own drama, but it's always on the field and usually involves timeouts and the play clock. In recruiting, we'll just keep plucking future pros off the banks of the Miss. River.
BTW....Nice work AUB! Gave Finebaum soomething to talk about other than the LSU-Bama game. God only knows what the man I once heard say "I'd root for Hitler and the Nazi's if they played LSU,"  had to say leading up to last Sat.  



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 9:07 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

How can you say they ignored it?  Have you been paying attention to a little thing callled the economy in the last, oh, say two years or so?  Perhaps Alabama or Florida can afford having athletic department staff sitting around waiting for something to do.  MSU does not.  It is a question of priorities.  Take care of eligibility issues for the rest of the school or focus on the one where you may not get the athlete?   And even if you did he wouldn't play because you told on him yourself.  If they wanted to keep a lid on it while they were still in the hunt of recruiting Cam, why did they report it in January to the SEC?  Your opinion does not hold water.




Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:37 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

They ignored the request for how many months? Sounds like they are the ones with something to worry about...

"Shortly after the initial call, the SEC office requested specific information to include interviews with involved staff from MSU.

Due to MSU dealing with ongoing and time-consuming eligibility issues involving non-football matters in the winter and spring of 2010, the specific SEC request went unfulfilled."




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:31 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

All of you MSU haters need to go have your optal-rectalitis addressed.  For those of you not familiar with that affliction, it is where the optic nerves fused with the rectum, leading to a perpetual $h!++y outlook.

MSU followed the rules set by the SEC and NCAA.  It all came down BEFORE the season started.  If anyone is trying to sabotage Cam and Auburn now it is the media, which has turned the incubator on this thing and is feeding it with daily speculation.  And that is all any of it is right now:  speculation.

You talk to any MSU alum and they will tell you that we do not care about Newton.  We have Mullen.  Players come and go.  We're enjoying having our coach, for as long as we can keep him.

For those of you who are positive that MSU is just acting like a spurned lover and is lying in the statement they released, we can have a MSU grad come by and deliver a cure for your optal-rectalitis.  A solid throat punch usually does the trick.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:08 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

This blatant disregard for the NCAA's cores values of equitable participation as well as the pursuit of the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship are a black mark on Auburn, the SEC, and the NCAA as a whole.  As such, Cam Newton should not be allowed to set foot on a football as an amateur until he can prove that status.

Tell me, what has been proven?  All I have heard is that some dude from Mississippi State (not Auburn) offered him cash to play for MSU.  Academic cheating doesn't matter either because that was allegedly done at the University of FLORIDA (again not Auburn).  From everything I have heard, nothing has happened at Auburn.  The quote about money being too big is not in context and you're making assumptions on what it means.  

I do agree that this looks real bad, but let's not rush to judge before the facts are in.  I will admit that there is something shady going on.  The Auburn AD and coach say he is eligible to play at Auburn so he is playing.  If he was at Mississippi State, I'm sure they would have not let him see the practice field.  If he is ruled ineligible, all of the wins are vacated, Auburn has to give the bowl money back, and Auburn will be irrelevant for years to come.  Don't you think all of this was taken into consideration before Jacobs and Chizik put him on the field?  They have known since at least July that this happened.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:58 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Cam and Cecil Newton, and Auburn, are as dirty as can be.  NCAA, enforce your rules NOW. Auburn must forfeit all wins and Newton banned immediately.

I would hate to live in your world.  Ever heard of due process?


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