Those "Honk if you sacked Brodie!" bumper stickers that Coach Price gave to McClover are an extra benefit?
Auburn fans, just pack it in. Bury the AU gear in your backyard. The whole world is in fact out to get you.
SportsByBrooks.com — shocker — reported yesterday that former Auburn player Stanley McClover recently told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that an Auburn assistant coach provided him with extra benefits while he was an AU player.
But before all you Auburn-haters pull a hammy from jumping for joy, you need to realize that McClover left The Plains way back in 2006. His last football season was the 2005 campaign. The assistant who gave him extra benefits — cash? a car? sea monkeys? — was part of the Tommy Tuberville staff.
In other words, the player and the coach and the whole darn staff is now gone from Auburn. And has been for a while.
Now the problem for Auburn is this: The NCAA is basically Ken Starr. They can start out investigating Whitewater, but if they find a stained dress… hey, they can go there, too.
So it’s possible that the NCAA could roll this issue from five years ago into its current investigation of the Tigers. But unless McClover reveals on TV that he got a lot more than a $50 handshake, it’s unlikely the NCAA will dig too deeply into something that might or might fall under the body’s statute of limitation guidelines in the first place.