Elite level sh*tposting
- Dec 5, 2007
Exceptionally well said.If you compare what happened here to the Cam Newton situation before the SECCG, it seems that Auburn handled it correctly, and we didn't.
They ruled him ineligible (I believe), they appealed to the NCAA, made their case and got him officially cleared by the NCAA.
We apparently blew the NCAA off, and went forward with our players assuming that we'd be able to address the issue appropriately later.
The reason we have been stripped of our ACCCG title is because we used players that had been ruled ineligible. The dollar value of this or that has nothing to do with it. The DRad communication to CPJ, or the discussions between CPJ and the players have nothing to do with it.
My two cents.
So, no matter how we can appeal and make the case that these players should not have been ruled ineligible in the first place, the fact will remain that we ignored the NCAA decision, did not follow an appropriate process, and didn't make the case before the players played the game. If the NCAA doesn't hold their line on that, then all sorts of teams will have a precedent that they can address issues later as well.