Found April 05, 2013 on
Interesting couple days on the Plains.
First, there was Selena Roberts’ portrayal of an Auburn football program running wild around the time of its 2010 national championship run. On Thursday ESPN took a turn going after the Tigers, hyping an investigation into an alleged cover-up of failed drug tests and rampant use of synthetic marijuana.
Allegations of impropriety aside, neither article will go down as a masterpiece in the canons of investigative journalism. Both are jumbled and incoherent, particularly with regard to establishing timelines. Despite claims of investigations spanning months, the end products smack of the kind of shoddy narratives that can result when news outlets realize they’re competing to break a big story.
As for the meat of ESPN’s new “expose,” it tastes pretty bland to me. The idea of college athletes getting high should surprise no one at this point. Seeing as Auburn didn’t have a testing regimen in place to identify synthetic marijuana at the time t...
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Allegations involving the Auburn Tigers 2010 National Championship team have popped up again thanks to a report by Auburn alum Selena Roberts. Shockingly they are not focused on Cam Newton.
According to AL.com, Newton is extremely concerned about these new allegations, but won’t talk about them. Newton coincidently had to address the allegations while promoting his new clothing...
We are all aware of the trappings of big time college football and what goes on behind the scenes. The one thing I distaste is when a scorned player decides he wants to tell all after things don’t go his way.
Players take money, gifts, women, grades, and handouts, but when NFL dreams don’t prosper, or in this case you end up facing prison time, all bets are off and the snitching...
A judge says a former Auburn football player will go on trial next week on robbery charges.
Lee County Circuit Judge Chris Hughes cleared the way during a hearing Friday for Mike McNeil's trial to begin Monday.
McNeil's lawyer was trying to withdraw from the case, a move that prosecutors say could have meant a postponement. But the judge refused to let defense lawyer Ben...
We're weak. And the law of the jungle says the weak get eaten.''
Harvey Spector, the TV show "Suits.''
This one is just so obvious, so easy. Fixing grades. Altering drug tests. Paying players.
Recruiting illegally. It's all the classics of NCAA rules violations bundled into one.
Auburn is accused of it all. Selena Roberts, the former New York Times...
When allegations began to surface that Auburn University had payed players and changed poor grades, you had to know the situation was very fluid and additional transgressions may began to surface as well. According to ESPN, it doesn’t just stop there.
The new report indicates that during the tenure of former head coach Gene Chizik, there was a widespread synthetic marijuana...
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they're credible.
Jacobs issued a statement Thursday in response to a report a day earlier by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts that was posted on roopstigo...
Auburn football is under attack and they don’t plan to go quietly. Yesterday we reported on the shocking report from Selena Roberts of Roopstigo.com, that detail salacious allegations from former Tigers safety Mike McNeil that detail payments, grade changing, racism, drug abuse, and disregard for rules that made Auburn’s 2010 team look like SMU before the death penalty.
Former Auburn defensive back Mike McNeil has received a 15-year split sentence for first-degree robbery.
Lee County Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes accepted McNeil's plea deal Monday as the trial was set to begin. Under the deal, McNeil is required to serve at least three years plus three years of probation and pay $2,000 in restitution.
McNeil and three teammates from the...
Three players named in the report of bribery on the part of former Auburn coach Gene Chizik have all refuted the claims made.
So, most football fans south of the Ohio have been caught up in the implications swirling after a scathing report claimed all kinds of improprieties surrounding the Auburn Tigers football team.
The report on a "new" website, run by a former New York Times reporter and Auburn alum quoted multiple football players accusing the school of paying players...
Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace talks about the first scrimmage of the spring for the Tigers.
Reports have surfaced that the Auburn Tigers bribed players and changed grades, but what does it mean for Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp?
The Texas Aggie baseball team dropped Friday night’s series opener against the Auburn Tigers at Olsen Field, losing a 6-4 decision in 10 innings. A&M plated two first inning runs but were unable to hold onto the lead giving up the lead in the 7th inning and allowing three game winning runs in the 10th.
Talented 2015 defensive back Terry Godwin discusses his most recent offer from the Auburn Tigers.