Posted by Tom Fornelli
HBO still won't be airing its "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" story on four former Auburn players who claim they received money amongst other perks to play football at Auburn for another couple of hours, but the story has been out for nearly 24 hours now. If you plan on watching, feel free to read along with the story from the post we wrote yesterday.
As you would expect, it's been a pretty big story since the transcripts broke on Tuesday, and the SEC released a statement about the show on Wednesday evening.
“We are aware of some of the information to be aired during this evening’s HBO Real Sports. Representatives from Auburn University, representatives from LSU and the SEC office have communicated with the NCAA Enforcement Staff. The involved institutions and the NCAA staff will pursue the allegations in a timely manner.”
Of course, what remains to be seen is whether or not the NCAA will be able to prove any of the allegations the players made to be true. Though the NCAA may find that the player's statements are more than enough evidence, as none of the four really have anything to gain by publicizing all of this.