NCAA Launching Investigation Into Shady SEC and Big 10 Football Recruiting in South Florida
The report comes without much detail from The Sun-Sentinel's Dave Hyde:
"NCAA investigators are coming to South Florida this week to look into the recruiting of several high-school football stars and the methods of several colleges in doing so, according to a source.The investigation probably grew out of probes already targeting Auburn and Ohio State. The Auburn Tigers are still facing the heat for allegations of money exchanging hands that lead to the team snagging Cam Newton, while Ohio State's sweater-vest-loving coach Jim Tressel recently resigned in the midst of an investigation into his program over, amongst other things, players trading memorabilia for free tattoos.
...The schools involved have been successful for years in getting players out of South Florida, and enough red flags have been raised about money changing hands in the recruiting process to merit the investigation, the source said.
High schools officials, street agents, seven-on-seven tournaments - they're all going to be asked questions by the NCAA."
Sounds like the program's problems could just be beginning. It's the rare bit of news that can make 'Noles, 'Canes and Gators fans all happy. They have enough competition recruiting the state between themselves without out-of-state schools coming down here with allegedly shady tactics.
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