The NCAA released this statement on USA Today sports analyst Danny Sheridan. The organization claims to have not provided Sheridan any information on the Auburn investigation. Wait, Auburn investigation? But Phillip Marshall keeps telling us there is no Auburn investigation. Anyway, the NCAA’s statement on Sheridan:
“Danny Sheridan continues to make vague, unsubstantiated claims without backing them up with proof. Contrary to his claims of having an inside source with details on the Auburn investigation, the NCAA has not provided information to Sheridan or anyone else. As a matter of due diligence, the NCAA spoke with Sheridan this week to determine if he had any facts pertaining to the investigation. Sheridan, however, did not provide any information to the enforcement staff and certainly did not provide a name. Instead, he unsuccessfully attempted to gather information for his own use.” (Source).
The statement comes following Danny Sheridan’s Friday appearance on ESPN’s Outside the Lines. The program examined Sheridan’s report to that the NCAA believes it knows who paid Cam Newton to play football at Auburn. Once again, Sheridan did not name the bagman, but pointed to his record and credibility to substantiate his report.