Yahoo investigation reveals NCAA violations at Alabama, other SEC schools

Next up in the NCAA violation train: Alabama, other SEC schools

9/12/13 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Blog Photo - Yahoo investigation reveals NCAA violations at Alabama, other SEC schoolsAccording to a Yahoo report, you can add Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State to the list of teams involved in inappropriate benefits given to players recently.

Former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker is at the center of the investigation, which allegedly involves money being passed from boosters to agents to Luther Davis to the players.

Davis is a former Alabama defensive end.

Fluker was the 11th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and now plays for the San Diego Chargers. If he is ruled to have been ineligible, it could theoretically wipe out dozens of Alabama wins and potentially multiple National Championships.
 
At this point, I'm honestly sick of hearing about stories like this. I don't see it as a scandal, I don't even see it as a problem at all. I don't mind if these guys can somehow gain a few bucks for their (extremely marketable) skills, and I really just want to see quality football played. On the field.

No matter what happens here, we will all know that Alabama has been one of the best college football teams of all time over the past few years, and their roster is chock full of future NFL stalwarts.

Nothing can change that, and nothing can change the fact that we all saw them wipe the floor with an obviously inferior Notre Dame team in last year's BCS championship game.

Let these kids play football, stop getting caught up in things that don't matter, and let's work on enjoying the game for what it is.
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9/12/13   |   Jess   |   35086 respect

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times....every school friggin does this stuff. I'm not saying to make it legal, but the fans would be smart to quit being hypocrites and stop judging other teams for doing it, because I'll guarantee theirs is doing it too; they just haven't been caught yet.

This stuff isn't even news anymore. (Not to disrespect your article, Pat - just doin' your job, I know.)