Jordan Addison tampering saga: Paul Finebaum says 'widespread cheating' is pervasive
Jordan Addison is in the middle of the latest college football drama as the Pitt wide receiver is reportedly in the transfer portal en route to Southern Cal. And the Panthers coach, Pat Narduzzi, is not happy about it.
ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum weigh in on the subject as tampering is being discussed as the latest major issue facing college football. Finebaum shared his thoughts on his regular Monday appearance on “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.
“Well, this individual situation, Pat Narduzzi, please give me some evidence of tampering, and if you have evidence, and if you have it on film, then tell me where you go with that,” Finebaum said. “Because the NCAA’s not concerned, they don’t really care. I just laugh when I hear coaches get upset. It makes no difference whatsoever, because we have legalized cheating out there right now.”
Finebaum shared that coming off his visit to Las Vegas for the NFL Draft, where he had several college coaches on his SEC Network show, and visited with them off the air, he said it was confirmed that there’s “widespread cheating, there’s widespread tampering” and it’s as pervasive as it’s ever been.
Finebaum said it’s much worse than the Southwest Conference, where he said a handful of schools cheated to keep up with one another. Everyone is cheating now, he said.
Finebaum added that this climate is the new normal, and let’s not act surprised because it’s the fault of a lot of people.
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