It's also important to remember that the NCAA is not done with their investigation of Newton or the HBO Four
AuburnSports.com — the Rivals site covering the Tigers — sat down this week for an interview with AU athletic director Jay Jacobs. Naturally, recent rumors and allegations of rules violations came up.
For the full interview you’ll need a subscription. But by way of a tease, we found a couple of Jacobs’ responses to be interesting.
When asked if there is anything Auburn can do to cool all the NCAA talk, Jacobs said: “With all the different rumors and reports swirling around, we don’t have the time or energy to combat all of those… and we’re not going to. We are going to keep doing things the right way, keep moving this program forward and not take the time or energy to combat all of the negative rumors.”
Sounds like he’s not a fan of energy vampires.
Asked specifically about AU’s compliance department, Jacobs gushed: “We have the best compliance department in the SEC. Those guys are on top of everything and examine all details and work hand in hand with our coaches. I couldn’t bee more proud of how they represent Auburn. we are going to be vigilant and diligent in our compliance.”
While folks across the SEC will no doubt roll their eyes at those comments, it’s important to remember that despite all of the rumors, accusations, allegations and chatter, Auburn has not been charged by the NCAA with a single rules violation regarding Cam Newton or the HBO Four. Not one.