Posted April 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Auburn's internal review into allegations by former players of academic fraud before the 2010 BCS championship game found no evidence of wrongdoing, athletic director Jay Jacobs said on Monday. Jacobs posted in a letter to fans on the school's Web site the results of a review by his department and the university's Internal Auditing department, which he said refuted a report by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts. Auburn worked with the NCAA in investigating the academic fraud, said Jack Smith, the athletic department's director of strategic communications. Meanwhile, former Tigers coach Gene Chizik called the allegations ''ludicrous'' in an interview on WJOX radio in Birmingham. ''I'm here because I care about my reputation, I care about the integrity of who I am and what I do,'' Chizik said. ''I'm simply giving out the facts, because I'm 100 percent confident that we did it righ...
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