Oddsmaker and self-describe knower of “the bagman” Danny Sheridan was in Tuscaloosa last night and he had a lot more to say about Auburn. Last year Sheridan caused a stir by claiming to know who acted as an alleged go-between when AU supposedly funneled money to the family of Cam Newton to gain the player’s services. He revealed no name when asked to do so on a nationally syndicated radio program and was branded a fraud/buffoon by most.
Now he’s back with new claims:
“Based on what I’ve heard, the NCAA is looking at their program. I’ll say that on the record…
I will quickly say, I hope they are exonerated. But if it’s true that they’ve taken two of their coaches off the road, that generally speaking is not a good sign. Usually when you take a coach off the road, it’s an effort to placate the NCAA.”
The Birmingham News has some videos from Sheridan’s speech here.
Whether Sheridan is correct this time around or not, Auburn could do without the national headlines the oddsmaker’s claims will bring. Gene Chizik and AD Jay Jacobs must feel as though the walls — if not the NCAA — are closing in on them.