Published April 22, 2013 - 11:13amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Auburn AD Jay Jacobs issued a statement regarding Roopstigo’s allegations of academic fraud, calling the report inaccurate and misrepresentative.
Auburn successfully completed an internal review of the accusations. Jacobs’ statement goes point-by-point refuting the allegations made in the report, and here’s a detailed look at Selena Roberts’ accusations and Auburn’s reporting of the facts.
The most serious allegation involved Michael Dyer, among others, and academic fraud, accusing Auburn of making Dyer and others eligible when they were in fact ineligible.
The article also states that former football student-athlete Michael Dyer was academically ineligible prior to the BCS National Championship game. That is also false. Mr. Dyer was never in danger of academic ineligibility. In fact, he passed 15 hours during the fall of 2010 (nine more than required by the NCAA) and had a 2.8 GPA at the end of the fall semester. Mr. Dyer actually passed a combined 24 hours in the summer and fall semesters.
Jacobs called the facts of the article ‘clearly flawed’, and he says in the letter, “I will continue to fight for Auburn University, and I will continue to defend this great institution against such attacks.”
Jacobs’ letter ends with the hashtag: #GetTheFacts
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