Charles Barkley unloads on NCAA following Auburn investigation
Charles Barkley didn’t waste any time weighing in on the NCAA news from Friday about the 4-year-old investigation into the Chuck Person scandal at Auburn.
“Anytime something takes 4 years, they suck at what they’re doing,” Barkley said on Saturday, per Jordan Hill. “Let’s get that out the way … We’ve got people cheating on tape on telephone calls, nothing’s happened to them. I have a problem with that, to be honest with you.”
The last comment was in reference to LSU coach Will Wade having a telephone conversation recorded by the FBI.
Barkley’s opinion mixed with an NCAA ruling is a sure-fire way to get some interesting conversations going.
The NCAA revealed on Friday that the Tigers are facing 4 years of probation. And on top of the self-imposed 1 scholarship reduction, the NCAA said Auburn must drop 2 more scholarships by during the term of probation. Bruce Pearl is also facing a 2-game suspension, and the program must vacate all team records in which student-athletes competed while ineligible.
The investigation stemmed from former assistant coach Chuck Person’s arrest and conviction for accepting bribes to steer pro prospects to an agent and financial adviser. It was part of an FBI investigation into corruption throughout college basketball.