|Auburn in self-defense mode over scathing reports|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 05 April 2013 13:34|
Two reports surfaced this week accusing the athletic department of misdeeds ranging from covering up widespread use of synthetic marijuana among football players to grade-changing and illicit payments.
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and other officials have disputed the findings in both reports, which painted a bleak picture of a department and football program that weathered an NCAA investigation into the recruitment of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton through much of the title run.
Jacobs dismissed allegations made in an ESPN report that the school covered up use of synthetic marijuana as ``baseless and inaccurate.'' Former football coach Gene Chizik said an earlier report on roopstigo.com was ``short on facts and logic.''