OT : Barkley Admits Taking Cash at Auburn

Submitted by jtmc33 on September 17th, 2010 at 12:06 PM

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/blog/128641/index.html?eref=sihp

So, where do you stand on this:  Does Auburn have to vacate all their wins from the early '80s when Barkley played; or, is it "so long ago" it gets a pass.

What if someone from Duke in 1990-1993 admitted it... too long ago?  Or because it was a championship it is a bigger deal than Barkley's above-average Auburn squad?

How about 50 years ago.... 5 years ago?

Opening up a can of worms, and a worm-hole all at the same time

Comments

UMdad

September 17th, 2010 at 1:12 PM ^

Ah Ha!!  I saw the kid from your avatar on a Tosh.0 re-run and could not figure out where I had seen that face before.  I lost about 3 minutes of my life trying to figure that one out, and it turns out the answer the same as it is for most questions...mgoblog.

Blazefire

September 17th, 2010 at 12:09 PM ^

I don't think I care that much anymore. College sports are dirty everywhere. We're lucky that after the NCAA went through our program with  a fine tooth comb that was all the found.

joeyb

September 17th, 2010 at 12:16 PM ^

I thought there was a statute of limitations in NCAA. I would assume that no one is going to do anything about it. Why punish a team/school that has probably 0 people from the original team/AD still there? It wouldn't do anything other than waste time.

artds

September 17th, 2010 at 12:22 PM ^

I don't see why the amount of time that has passed should make a difference, especially considering how important the record books are in college and professional sports.

What's the argument as to why it should matter?

jmblue

September 17th, 2010 at 1:25 PM ^

I think the statute of limitations is four years, or maybe five.  So he can come clean and admit that (like most star college athletes, in all likelihood) he got some freebies.