Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Auburn being investigated by NCAA for recruiting violations.

The NCAA is reportedly investigating Auburn in regards to possible recruiting violations. So says Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. And before you ask, this has nothing to do with Cam Newton. Two of head football coach Gene Chizik's assistants are prominent in the investigation.

"According to multiple sources, NCAA investigators have spent weeks looking into potential improprieties involving Auburn recruits, players, coaches, representatives of the school's athletic interests and third parties. Assistant coaches Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper have been scrutinized by the NCAA, sources said. Taylor is the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach, while Luper coaches running backs and is the recruiting coordinator." 

Forde later goes into specifics about one case involving  a player found later to be academically ineligible. 

"Sources told Yahoo! Sports in September that the NCAA has been investigating the recruitment of 2012 Auburn signee Jovon Robinson, whose Memphis Wooddale High School academic transcript was found to be forged and was subsequently declared ineligible in August to play this year at the school. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported in August that a guidance counselor at Wooddale admitted creating a fraudulent transcript and resigned."

The investigation may well end up being the nail in the coffin for  Chizik's career at Auburn.

(via Yahoo! Sports)