Auburn alum and former New York Times and Sports Illustrated reporter, Selena Roberts, posted a story on her own website (which I don't want to hype and give her hits in case it's all BS) that former Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik was responsible for payments to players, changing grades, and fudging drug tests.
I am not sure if Ms. Roberts is trying to hype her lame website or if this story actually has legs but it is juicy. Her source is former Auburn safety Mike McNeil, one of four former Tigers who was arrested for an armed robbery in 2011. It is hard to take the word of a thug but I guess we will see.
Ms. Roberts claims "more than 40" tested positive for drugs after the 2010 title game. It seems ridiculous to me but time will tell. Another claim is that former Tigers running back Michael Dyer had a grade changed from "an F to a C" to make him eligible for the BCS Championship game against Oregon. In the report, McNeil and former D-Lineman Mike Blanc allege they were told as many as nine players including Dyer would be ineligible for the 2010 title game due to academic ineligibility.
More claims include paying players to not declare early for the draft and certain players having their rent "cut from their Auburn scholarships."
Former Auburn player Neiko Thorpe tweeted about his quote in the article "Auburn does whatever Auburn wants" stating "not only am I misquoted but my words are very out of context".
ed.- bumped from Fanposts for lulz. ESPN picked it up as well.