That pesky New York Times at it again

Another Pete Thamel article is hot off the presses, and again, that pesky New York Times just won’t let the suspected cheaters in Lee County rest.

Read the entire article here.

Some highlights:

“But amid the crisp white celebratory T-shirts and sweaty hugs, an elephant still loomed in the winning locker room on Monday night. As players picked confetti from their hair, they ducked questions about whether they were worried about Auburn’s national championship holding up under N.C.A.A. scrutiny of quarterback Cam Newton’s recruitment.

‘I’m not even going to answer those questions right now,’ Pugh said.

But Auburn cannot lock the crystal championship trophy in a case until the N.C.A.A. finishes the Newton investigation. The N.C.A.A. enforcement staff has been looking into Newton’s recruitment for at least four months. If it finds that he or his family committed violations, he could be ruled ineligible retroactively and Auburn could be forced to vacate its title.

And this:

“When asked if there was any concern within the Auburn program that the title would be vacated because of the investigation, the Tigers’ defensive coordinator, Ted Roof, did not comment. The silence of the usually talkative Roof underscores the awkwardness of this Auburn victory.”

Here’s a goodie that I’m sure we all believe:

“One of the few times he (Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs) did talk was to The Associated Press before the game, saying that Cecil Newton Sr., Cam’s father, would not attend. (The N.C.A.A. ruled that Cecil Newton should have his access to the Auburn program limited because he was trying to sell his son, and he skipped the Heisman Trophy ceremony.)

Nevertheless, Cecil Newton was at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night, and father and son reportedly hugged after the game. An Auburn official later told USA Today that Cecil Newton had not received tickets from the university.”

Yeah. I totally believe that last line there.

And finally, the $180,000 question that drives this investigation, according to a personal conversation I had with Jackie Thurnes, Associate Director of Enforcement for the NCAA:

“The N.C.A.A. does not comment on the specifics of a continuing investigation. One question behind the inquiry is this: Why would Cecil Newton try to sell his son’s services to one Southeastern Conference university for $180,000 but not seek a similar payment from Auburn?”

Watching a cheater win is difficult, but watching it all unravel is going to be orgasmic. Last year when the Crimson Tide won the title legally, they weren’t having to face the legalities of their title. Just goes to show, when you cheat, the victory isn’t sweet for long.

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  1. 1
    AUTiger47

    Seriously, if you guys think this article provides anything new or news worthy, I really feel sorry for you. Give me a freakin break.

  2. 2
    LR

    AUtiger47…I thought all you Barners said THERE WAS NO INVESTIGATION.

    Yet it appears there IS an investigation.

    This is very newsworthy from the standpoint that it confirms there is an investigation ongoing. Something the media in the state somehow have missed.

  3. 3
    bamagirl10

    Hey AUTiger47

    Give us a freakin break…..take your blinders off dumbass. YOU must be worried or you wouldn’t be on our site after your team cheated and played dirty on their way to the first NC in 53 years. hahaha Enjoy your trophy displayed at WalMart (not so funny now is it?) while you can. It may not even make it to your empty trophy case before it’s snatched out from under ya’ll’s cheating @sses. hahaha

  4. 6
    BamaDad

    The National Championship trophy at Wal-Mart? If I remember correctly, last year the Barners were laughing at the placing of our trophy at all of the same stores. I was wondering if all of the Barner fans went to AU. That also seems to be a favorite AU saying.

  5. 7
    Crimsonite

    I have it on good authority that after the obligatory display at Wal-mart they have to display it at Dollar General’s and then At Salvation Army’s Thrift Centers. Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

  6. 9
    BamaBrando

    Ha look at at the Auburn fans break their necks trying to look away. You know deep down inside they have the fear of this happening, but would never admit it. But now, if something does turn up, Auburn will be held accountable, where before, they wouldn’t have.

  7. 10
    13andCounting

    Wow, ITK…

    You posted a direct contradiction to your initial post! No way someone would post under your blog name…

    BPI, you are special.

  8. 12
    BamaBrando

    I didn’t write that last post, BP*. Enjoy your championship*, for as long as it lasts anyways. See how great it is to be like a Bama fan? Feels good doesn’t it? We expect Championships as a Bama fan. Most Auburn fans are happy just to beat Bama. Big difference. How much is that first loss gonna sting next season BP*? I know Auburn fans that are swearing they are certain that Cam and Fairley will be back. What do you think?

    What do you think about the dirty shots Auburn was taking in the game? My girl is an Auburn fan, and she said during the game, (when Fairley slammed dudes head down and the other guy got kicked in the head) that it was hard to pull for them if they were gonna act that way in a game like this. What is your honest opinion of it?

  9. 14
    bamabino

    From the ancient scrolls.
    Bammers of Yore, chapter 13.

    “Look eastward true human and prophecy. Prophecy against the vile and the evil.Long for that glorious day that shall be 4-4-11, and forever known as Barnergeddon. Then shall the land be cleansed and true humans can live in harmony.Amen.

  10. 15
    BamaBrando

    Way to ignore the questions BP*. I knew you wouldn’t have the guts. Typical of all you blind Auburn fans. But you still haven’t come close to catching up with Bama yet. Good luck with that. But like I thought, Auburn showed its thugness for all the country to see, that is, the ones who actually cared enough to watch to no name teams play. Now that your fluke season is over, I look forward to hearing your excuses why you couldn’t sustain it next season. Auburn was over-achievers this year, won on fluke plays and barely scraped by to win. They won’t be so lucky next season.

  11. 16
    bamagirl10

    BamaTruth77 – I will seriously consider it. Or we could be partners in crime and gang up on these dumbass BarnTurds who frequent our site.

  12. 17
    BamaBrando

    BP**, Considering what Bama has done since Saban, 3 years finishing in the top 10, 36 wins in three years, a Heisman winner, SEC Championship, and a National Championship, and another top recruiting class in the works, I feel really good. I will take what Bama has over what Auburn has any day. Auburns success was more of a win at all costs, one-shot type of success, Sabans is a long term more consistent type of success. You may feel really good short-term, but in the long run, Saban will do more at Alabama than Auburn does while he is there. He already has. Have fun coming up with excuses next season.

  13. 18
    13andCounting

    Being number #10 feels better than not being ranked at all. (Remember that quote this time next year)

    And BPI, the good thing is you can enjoy this championship for another 53 years !

    Isn’t it amazing how far we have come from Auburns 1st NC* to the their current NC*.

    Alot has happened since the Eisenhower administration. Just think where we will be at when Auburn wins the next one!

  14. 19
    BamaBrando

    Oh, but BP**, those were facts, not excuses. Dodge the real facts: Saban has done a great job for the long term success at Bama, the past three years show it. All Auburn has done was prove they were over achievers and a one man show. I am anxious to see how long Auburn actually defends that big target on their backs, after all the lucky breaks, cheap shots and trash talk.

  15. 21
    13andCounting

    Hey Phil!

    Go take an aspirin and relax. You have at least another 53 years to enjoy this NC*. Granted you may have to watch Alabama win some more during that time frame. But at least you will have this one to treasure.

    Well, actually, you may be able to treasure it till at least April….

  16. 25
    BamaBrando

    Bama doesn’t have an asterisk by any of its many National Championships, eke. Auburn now has two, and both will have that asterisk. When Auburn is winning, cheating always comes up and more often than not, it turns out to be true. Guess the pressure of having to live up to Bama really puts Auburn in a win at all costs frame of mind. Notice it usually happens after Bama has had success first.

  17. 26
    Pistol Pete

    AU ONLY HAS 0
    1/2 IN 57 NO BOWL AND NO CHANCE TO BE EXPOSED AS A FRAUD –

    2010 SOON TO BE VACATED

    74% OF NATION AU TITLE A TAINTED TITLE

  18. 27
    Pistol Pete

    BAMA NEVER CHEAUTS DAREUS JULIO INGRAAM HARRIS SLOUGHING AROUND ON MINOR STUFF B/C THEY COULD NOT AFFORD IT

    AU 17 PLAYERS ON 50K OR BETTER SALARIES

    BESIDES BONUSES

    CAM MADE 90K A YR BUT WITH ONLY 1 YR HAS TO PAY IT BACK

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