Originally Posted by lordopus99
You might change your "SEC" with "NCAA".
Here is the rule from the SEC bylaws:
14.01.3.2 Financial Aid. If at any time before or after matriculation in a member institution a student-athlete or
any member of his/her family receives or agrees to receive, directly or indirectly, any aid or assistance beyond or in
addition to that permitted by the Bylaws of this Conference
(except such aid or assistance as such student-athlete
may receive from those persons on whom the student is naturally or legally dependent for support), such student-athlete
shall be ineligible for competition in any intercollegiate sport within the Conference for the remainder of
his/her college career.
It's also mentioned in the NCAA Bylaws:
Under NCAA Bylaw 12.3, a student-athlete (any individual who currently participates in or who may be eligible in the future to participate in intercollegiate sport) may not agree verbally or in writing to be represented by an athlete agent in the present or in the future for the purpose of marketing the student-athlete's ability or reputation. If the student-athlete enters into such an agreement, the student-athlete is ineligible for intercollegiate competition.
Also, a student-athlete may not accept transportation or other benefits from an athlete agent. This prohibition applies to the student-athlete and his or her relatives or friends.
The term "agent" includes actual agents, runners (individuals who befriend student-athletes and frequently distribute impermissible benefits) and financial advisers.
It is not a violation of NCAA rules if a student-athlete merely talks to an agent (as long as an agreement for agent representation is not established) or socializes with an agent. For example, a student-athlete could go to dinner with an agent and no NCAA violations would result if the student-athlete provided his own transportation and paid for his meal.
Both mention it and I think it's an agreement between the SEC and NCAA to have NCG they want which is Oregon vs Auburn. If Cam doesn't play this Saturday or during the NCG that severely diminishes Auburn's chances. They also mention in the announcement yesterday that this investigation is not over so they might find more evidence during the off season. However, it will not happen before the NCG, you can bet on that.
If it was Oklahoma or Ohio State undefeated and poised to jump Oregon or Auburn should they falter instead of TCU the NCAA could have very well thrown the book at Auburn.
It's not about integrity, it's about money plain and simple.