Auburn bracing to receive notice of allegations from NCAA in wake of Chuck Person scandal
Back in 2017, Auburn basketball assistant Chuck Person was arrested as part of an FBI investigation into college basketball.
The aftermath from that scandal, in which Person is alleged to have given money to players Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley, among other infractions, is still ongoing.
Per an ESPN report this week, Auburn is bracing itself to receive a notice of allegations from the NCAA soon:
“While Auburn believes the NCAA investigation to date has only confirmed that any staff misconduct was isolated to Person — and that his misconduct was committed in a way so as to avoid Auburn’s detection — the University will still have to navigate the enforcement process to an ultimate conclusion, a process that may drag into yet another basketball season,” Auburn’s victim impact letter said. “Despite the fact that the NCAA has already imposed what Auburn believes are sufficient penalties for those student-athletes affected by Person’s misbehavior, the possibility exists that Auburn’s athletics department and/or men’s basketball team could face further sanction and penalties from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions.”
After advancing to the Final Four for the first time in school history this past season, Auburn basketball is in a great place under coach Bruce Pearl.
However, that NCAA cloud looms large. What sort of punishments will the Tigers receive?