How corrupt is the NCAA? Despite mounds of evidence, they just cleared Auburn University and their football program on charges of academic fraud. The practice of Auburn football players receiving high grades for classes they never attended was so widespread that it was featured in the New York Times.
Eighteen members of the undefeated 2004 Auburn football team, which finished No. 2 in the nation, took a course from the same professor which required no class attendance and virtually no work.
According to ESPN.com,
“The NCAA had investigated claims that a sociology professor was helping football players and other athletes stay eligible through independent study courses, which allow students to avoid classroom time.”
Why am I not shocked over the NCAA’s findings? Auburn plays in the SEC which is the same conference as Mississippi. Ole Miss drew criticism a couple of years ago when they tried to give a scholarship to a high school football player who was illiterate.
ILLITERATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUIT JERRELL POWE