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#1 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:05 PM

Report: Auburn investigating alleged cheating scandal within football program

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:06 PM

15 players out for A&M game too?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

Auburn hires firm to investigate allegations tutor took final exam for at least one football player

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

This is the firm?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:19 PM

We need to find out how little Nicky does it.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

Class was probably 'basket weaving' anyway!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

Auburn University has hired a law firm to investigate an allegation that a part-time academic support staffer took a final exam for at least one football player from the 2016 team.

A source told Outside the Lines that a mentor in Auburn's student-athlete support services department took an online final exam for at least one football player. The source said a tutor who worked with the mentor became aware of the alleged misconduct while reviewing a football player's academic records in February, noticing that the player had received a perfect grade on a final exam only a few weeks into the course. The source said the player told the tutor he had not taken the exam.

After hearing that, the tutor alerted the mentor's supervisor, the source said. In August, the tutor who had reported the allegations was told her job wouldn't be renewed, according to the source; the tutor then reported the issue to Auburn's compliance director and the athletics department's human resources office.
The Auburn athletic department confirmed that the law firm of Lightfoot, Franklin & White of Birmingham, Alabama, was hired on Aug. 31, but a statement from an athletic department spokesman on Wednesday called the allegation of academic impropriety "false."

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

"It's simply not true," the statement reads. "The person making the accusation is a part-time employee placed on administrative leave on Aug. 31 because of a dispute with a coworker. She is making claims not supported by facts, and based on what ESPN told us, she keeps changing her story. Neither she, her attorney nor our investigation have produced anything to support her claims."

ESPN reporters have not disclosed the identity of any sources to Auburn officials. In seeking comment about the allegation, reporters shared additional information with Auburn as new and more-detailed information became available to them.

The tutoring investigation is the latest in a series of probes within the Auburn athletics department, which is facing alleged misconduct in men's basketball and women's softball, as well as defending a federal civil lawsuit filed against athletic director Jay Jacobs and the school's board of trustees by a former baseball coach.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

Things going well on The Plains. Softball scandal, basketball scandal ... how about an investigation into football academic misconduct?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Auburn is saying a disgruntled part-time employee placed on administrative leave on Aug 31 because of a dispute with a coworker is making it up and has provided no proof.


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