March 3rd, 2011 10:22 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Auburn University, John Bond, Scott Moore, Urban Meyer
Radio host Scott Moore spoke with The Huntsville Times yesterday and now he’s thrown out an accusation that Florida’s Urban Meyer was the initial whistleblower in L’affaire Newton.
“Urban made the call and The New York Times acted on it.” That’s what Moore says NCAA investigators told his buddy, former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond.
“There’s some other stuff that will come out in the coming weeks that might set the record straight a little bit,” Moore told Mark McCarter of The Times. “There’s some things I have not heard, some things that I’m supposed to hear that will tie all this together.”
Of course there is.
Amazingly, while Moore has gone on radio show after radio show quoting audio tapes that he has refused to play and making accusations against the Newtons, Auburn, Tennessee and now Urban Meyer, he feels that his reputation has been unfairly attacked.
“This is not a smear campaign against (Auburn), although one has certainly been waged against me this week. That’s part of the territory, I reckon.”
I reckon so. When you accuse people and schools of cheating without providing proof — while also starting a radio show and claiming that the tapes are “valuable” — people will naturally begin to ask questions about your character.
McCarter asked Moore why he’s doing what he’s doing. “I’m not doing it for the radio show,” Moore said. “I’m not out to destroy anybody. I don’t want to see Auburn University destroyed. I don’t have a vendetta against Auburn University. I’m just reporting on a story that’s now mushroomed into one of the biggest stories in college football history.”
As The Times points out, Moore “was wearing warmup pants with the (Alabama) logo (on them) as he went on-air Wednesday night.”
In a final note, Moore has spent a week now making claims and allegations without playing the audiot tapes. After getting ripped for his actions, he claimed this week that he’s not going to play the tapes until he can verify them. Nevermind the fact that he’s been quoting them without verifying them. So does Moore even have these tapes in his possession?
“I can’t confirm or deny that.”
What a shock.
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