NFL Hall of Famer and former SMU running back Eric Dickerson communicated a common, but often unspoken belief across college football Tuesday during an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

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Pressed to give his thoughts on the current situation at SMU following coach June Jones’ recent resignation, Dickerson bashed the Mustangs and admitted to telling current Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones — Dickerson’s cousin — not to visit SMU’s campus during his recruitment.

He went a step further, saying SMU may have to bend the rules — again — in order to compete on a national scale.

That’s when he involved the SEC.

“They still cheat. All of the schools still cheat,” Dickerson said. “The big schools still cheat. You think Texas isn’t cheating? You think A&M isn’t cheating? You think Alabama ain’t cheating? Yeah right. That’s laughable … You ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”