COMMENTARY: Nothing to see in Memphis; Auburn fans should focus on season, not silly rumors

A uburn fans have nothing to worry about in Memphis. There is nothing to see here. Move along.

Sure, student-athlete Jovon Robinson had a transcript falsified by a guidance counselor. But what do you expect? This is Memphis. Stuff like that happens all the time! The school staff just really, really cares about students. They routinely do all they can to get students into the right college. And they do this with no thought of the cost to themselves! Just ask Lynn Lang how much sacrifice it takes to help a Memphis kid.

So, once you know the self-sacrificing nature of Memphis educators, this whole situation clearly becomes a Memphis problem and has nothing to do with Auburn. Auburn was duped by a false transcript.

This whole thing is a conspiracy against the Auburn Tigers. Roy Adams is nothing but a Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel wannabe. Besides, Roy Adams obviously is a closet Alabama fan.

Why else would Adams spread these allegations on the Alabama-loving Paul Finebaum Radio Show?

Besides, what Adams said on the Finebaum show illustrated the previous point—Memphis educators really care about their students.

Specifically, Adams told Finebaum that a Memphis teacher went so far as to take this young man on his visit to Auburn. What a fine example of going the extra mile to help Jovon Robinson get to the right college! Can anyone doubt the professionalism of Memphis educators? Can anyone doubt Memphis educators’ devotion to helping their students?

However, these fine educators have unfortunately snared an innocent student-athlete and Auburn University in a scandal. Now Auburn has been forced to hold Robinson out of practice at a critical time for the 2012 season.

It is bad luck.

Yes, bad luck for Auburn that these erroneous scandals continue to engulf the Auburn football program. Jealous Mississippi State and Alabama fans concocted all that hot air about Cam Newton. It was unfortunate that Auburn was targeted for the fallacious HBO Real Sports Report where former football players alleged Auburn paid them. Why did HBO Real Sports target Auburn? Obviously, because of Auburn’s high profile in the world of college football. Seriously, is there a bigger name than Auburn right now?

Auburn fans should forget these distractions. The Tigers are poised for a strong campaign on the gridiron and this Memphis stuff is nothing more than a problem for the Memphis school system.

18 Responses to “COMMENTARY: Nothing to see in Memphis; Auburn fans should focus on season, not silly rumors” Subscribe

  1. Chris August 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    You Boogs must be Liberals. Everything that happens on the plains is the fault of “jealous fans”. Jealous of what? The Cam Newton situation was not “concocted” by anyone. His dad shopped him to the highest bidder. AU was that bidder.

  2. crimson hammah August 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    INCORRECT – CAM’S DAD DID NOT SHOP CAM ….CAM ALL SET TO GO TO MISS ST WHEN OUT OF THE BLUE AU REP CALLED CAM DAD AND MADE AN OFFER ROUGHLY 180K – SINCE CAM WANTED TO GO TO MISS ST HIM AND WHAT’S HIS NAME IMMEDIATELY TO STARKVILLE AND MET AT A HOTEL….CAM DAD THERE GAVE MISS ST AN OPPURTUNITY TO MATCH THE AU OFFER – CAM DAD SAID MATCH THE OFFER MISS ST U GETTING ZERO …CAM DAD SAID COME CLOSE MISS ST SAID U GET ZERO …CAM DAD MAKE SOME KIND OF OFFER – MISS ST SAID U GET ZERO…AND MISS ST THEN KICKED CAM DAD AND OTHER GUY OUT THE HOTEL MEETING ROOM…THEN THEY SHOWED UP IN KNOXVILLE – LANE KIFFIN KICKED THEIR AZZES OUT AS WELL…FEW DAYS LATER SIGNED WITH AU – THE MONEY WAS TOO MUCH….THIS AND LOT MORE WAS POSTED BY THE MISS ST ASST ON A BLOG IN JULY OF 2010

  3. RC August 11, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    You bammers continue to be jealous of our great traditions such as Tiger Walk, abusing a bald eagle, & rolling toilet paper on dead trees. Stop with your AUBsessions (snort snort giggle).-Typical backwards Auburn fan

    This is not looking good. Field agents are telling me this whole thing stinks to high heaven. This thing will put a dark cloud on what was already looking like a disastrous season at AU. That’s ok, the cult following fanbase is already eating up Chizik’s BS that the whole team is a bunch if rag tag Freshmen. AUBS: DEMAND CHIZIK TELL YOU THE TRUTH. Don’t let the hand puppet make you a hand puppet too!

  4. ITK August 11, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    Cappy, I didn’t know you were on the AU athletic department’s press release fax list.

  5. Be4Bama August 11, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I wonder how the folks at AU thanked the Memphis teacher for helping make Jovon eligible? Oh want just a minute…….I’m sure they knew nothing about the grade fixing.

    • ITK August 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      No way, Be4Bama. The shining beacon on the plains would never do such.

  6. Al August 11, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Surprise suprise. An Alabama website is writing about Auburn, rather than Alabama football.

    • ITK August 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Looks like SI is too now.

      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/08/11/auburn-jovon-robinson-transcript.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a8

      Sorta beats a two-bit local paper, eh?

      • Hoopie August 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

        That article is about the Memphis educators changing transcripts.

        Unlike what the CR did, the SI doesn’t insinuate that Auburn was involved.

        Unlike what the CR did, the SI doesn’t insinuate that the NCAA is investigating Auburn.

        So ..NOW ..you Bammers are going to “conveniently” believe the hated Roy Adams? Last time I checked, ya’ll claimed that he was the biggest liar around. Why are you listening now? ..oh that’s right ..your bias has once again betrayed your ability to use reason and logic.

        I guess the difference in the SI and a local biased Bammer-centric biased blog is that the SI doesn’t insinuate. The SI is worthy of suing. You fools …well. are just fools and not worth the trouble.

        Just like the Cam Newton stuff …I’ll offer to bet any of you that Auburn never gets any NCAA sanctions because of this. …..what’s this? …..No takers? ….same as last time? ..that’s what I thought.

        All you do is run your mouth trying to find ways to puke on Auburn ….when all that you really accomplish is to expose your redneck bias.

        • ITK August 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

          Hoopie, I hear the fear in you, and I love it.

          The guidance counselor changed an entire transcript, not just a grade. Why didn’t Auburn, who had access to said transcripts, not catch the discrepancy? Word is it went from a 1.8 to a 3.2 GPA.

          So there’s your problem. Failure to monitor those you are bringing onto your campus. That’s serious, much more serious in the eyes of the NCAA than the $180,000 the world knows AU paid to Cecil Newton for Cam’s services.

          Call it bias all you want. But for everyone else besides yourself…who will deny seeing the hand in front of your face if it means not having to leave the comfortable delusion you’ve become accustom to…we call it being screwed.

          And we looooooooooooove it!!! 42-14 didn’t feel as good as this is going to.

  7. Be4Bama August 11, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Al, WTH….. are you doing on the CR’s blog???
    I dont troll on yours
    RTR

  8. Be4Bama August 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Rough last couple weeks on the plains :-( first it was the kid that moved to Auburn High School now this grade fixing scandal out of Memphis
    Bobby Petrino is licking his chops….
    RTR

    • Hoopie August 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      How much do you wanna bet that Petrino never coaches at The Plains again?

      First of all Chizik isn’t going anywhere.

      Secondly ..too many AU folks hate Petrino.

      Thirdly …since you are a Bammer regular on this blog and seemingly believe the garbage put out on it ….you are biased, redneck idiot.

      Let me know how much you want to bet. I love taking money from stupid Bammer rednecks that let their mouths get them into bets they can’t win.

      • ITK August 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

        Truthfully, you’re probably right, which is even MORE funny to me.

        Tennessee will likely wind up with Petrino, who besides his philandering is a real coach.

        And because of a flash in the pan 2010 season, you’ll be stuck with the Chiz, a puppet run by the insanely alcoholic Patrick Fain Dye…a man nailed for running a dirty program, banned for five years by the institution, then later promptly given a place of honor at the table. You even named your damn field after the cheater!

        Cheating is what you do, Hoopie. It IS Auburn football, and it’s about to come to roost again. And I’ll have the t-shirt to prove it.

        42-14

  9. JCooper August 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Kerry Murphy? Josh Chapman? Hoover?

  10. ITK August 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    This is all you need to know regarding Javon Robinson:

    Schools usually pay pretty close attention to the borderline kids awaiting transcripts or making the decision to send them to prep school.

    Kid was nowhere remotely close to qualifying.

    Kid then ends up with a better than B average.

    AU compliance notified by the NCAA after the kid is on campus and practicing.

    How did that happen? Failure to monitor, that’s how.

  11. WhoreEagle August 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Unfortunately, NCAA investigators will probably treat it like the Scam Newton Saga…

    NCAA: Auburn, did you know his transcripts were false?
    Auburn: No.
    NCAA: Okay, he can play then. Are you sure you didn’t know?
    Auburn: No.
    NCAA: Okay, Auburn is clean.
    Rest of the Country: WHAT THE HELL !!

  12. RC August 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Hoopie,

    You keep avoiding my questions on how a graduate of a hillbilly agricultural institution can throw stones and call others rednecks? Auburn has cows grazing on campus, DUMB ASS!

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