BOMBSHELL: NCAA PROBES AUBURN RECRUITING

The NCAA is probing Auburn’s recruiting and its infamous Tiger Prowl. This bombshell was announced by AL.COM.

According to Jon Solomon’s report: “The NCAA is not reviewing Tiger Prowl as individual violations. They are reviewing the entire event as a whole,” Auburn Senior Associate Athletics Director Scott Carr wrote in response to The News’ request. “Therefore, the investigative phase of this event is still on-going and we are currently working with the NCAA.”

MORE: “Auburn recruiting has run afoul of the NCAA before. In 2009, Auburn was found to have committed five NCAA secondary violations from ‘Big Cat Weekend.’ Auburn self-imposed a reduced number of official visits by recruits and Taylor was not allowed to recruit off campus for four months.”

As a reminder about Big Cat Weekend, Auburnsports.com posted a video of the cheating; however, the website quickly edited the video to remove evidence of the cheating once the Internet pointed out the violations.

Putting the al.com story into context is simple: The NCAA has interest in Auburn’s recruiting practices and methods over the last few years. With the allegations from the HBO Real Sports report, the Cam Newton affair and a host of other problems, Auburn seems to sit squarely in the NCAA’s target.