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Serious allegations against Auburn coming tonight on HBO Special
It has been confirmed by multiple sources that tonight during Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel that four former players Stanley McClover (2003-05), Troy Reddick (2002-05), Chaz Ramsey (2007) and Raven Gray (2008) will make very serious pay-for-play allegations against Auburn University.
Here is just a sampling of what will come out:
Kremer voiceover: “McClover says what he asked for was money. A lot of it. And that he got it. Delivered in a bookbag, exact amount unknown.” Kremer to McClover: “You opened it up, what are you thinking?” McClover: “I almost passed out. I literally almost passed out I couldn’t believe it was true. I felt like I owed them.”
In relation to the 2005 Iron Bowl game in Jordan-Hare:
Kremer to McClover: “How much was a sack worth?” McClover: “Anywhere between 300 and 400 dollars. For one.” Kremer to McClover: “I think in one game you had four sacks, what did you earn in that game?” McClover: “Four thousand. Against Alabama.” Kremer: “Seriously?” McClover: “Alabama, a rivalry game.” Kremer: “More money because it’s Alabama?” McClover: “Definitely. No other game matters.”
Former Auburn defensive end Raven Gray:
Kremer voiceover: “Raven Gray was a top (Auburn) recruit in 2007, he says people affiliated with Auburn would visit him at his junior college and press the flesh there too.” Kremer to Gray: “How much do you think you got?” Gray: “Twenty five-hundred to three thousand dollars. Loyalty is the key. This man give me money I’m going to be loyal to him and go to Auburn.”
Former Auburn offensive lineman Chaz Ramsey:
Kremer voiceover: “Chaz Ramsey played for a year (for Auburn) in 2007, and says he too received money handshakes after games.” Ramsey: “You walk out and all the fans are waiting for you to sign autographs and everything and some random guy just walks up to you and shakes your hand and there’s a wad full of money.” Kremer: “How much are we talking about?” Ramsey: “300 or 400 dollars a game.”
Former offensive lineman Troy Reddick:
Reddick: “He (Auburn coach) said I got some mail for you up in my office.” Kremer to Reddick: “Some mail for you?” Reddick: “And I followed him up to his office and he gave me an envelope. I didn’t open there, I walked out to my truck, took off. … It was about 500 dollars.” Kremer: “500 dollars in the envelope?” Reddick: (nods yes) Kremer: “How often did you get the money in the envelope?” Reddick: “Over that season it happened like two or three more times. And it happened about six or seven times my senior year.”
This could not be more detrimental to Auburn’s reputation and is a public relations nightmare. Yet what many tiger fans are saying is well that was so long ago and other rebuffs to the effect of “nanna-nanna boo boo” concerning their 2010 national championship.
What I want to make perfectly clear is that even if I wasn’t an avid Alabama fan and alum, had no interest in sports at all, and lived in an isolated compound at the south pole I would be able to identify this as undeniably wrong.
The NCAA guidelines for statute of limitations which you can read HERE on page 408 clearly states:
Allegations included in a notice of allegations shall be limited to possible violations occurring not earlier than four years before the date the notice of inquiry is forwarded to the institution or the date the institution notifies (or, if earlier, should have notified) the enforcement staff of its inquiries into the matter. However, the following shall not be subject to the four-year limitation:
(b) Allegations in a case in which information is developed to indicate a pattern of willful violations on the part of the institution or individual involved…
If there is one thing I am sure of is that Auburn University has displayed a pattern of behavior spanning from at least 2004 to 2011 that displays a blatant disregard for the rules and a belief that they are above the law.