Auburn Update: Athletic Director Calls Report Flawed

November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans show their signs during their game against the Auburn Tigers during the fourth quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this April, published an article accusing players and coaches on Auburn’s 2011 National Championship football team of academic fraud and liberty.

One of the biggest accusations made in the report by Selena Roberts is that nine players were made academically eligible for the BCS National Championship Game by the institution making improper grade changes. Auburn’s Athletic Director, Jay Jacobs, said in a statement Monday that there were in fact six players ineligible for the game, none of which made the trip to Arizona.

Michael Dyer was one of the stars of the Auburn football team, and was one of the student-athletes that reportedly received an improper grade change to make him eligible for the title game. Jacobs stated that Dyer passed a combined 24 hours in summer and fall semesters with a 2.8 GPA.

Current Florida Gators head coach and former-Auburn assistant coach, Will Muschamp, was also accused of paying former-player Mike McNeill during the 2007 season. Since, Muschamp as publicly denied the allegations.

Jacobs most profound statement is as follows.

“I want you to know that I will always act on the basis of facts. I will continue to fight for Auburn University, and I will continue to defend this great institution against such attacks.”

Topics: Auburn, Jay Jacobs, Mike McNeill, Selena Roberts, Will Muschamp

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