What’s lost in all these news reports of money being handed out is the alleged payouts aren’t supported by any evidence so far. Of all the players the NCAA offered immunity, two from MSU made accusations with Leo Lewis making the main accusation the NCAA seems to be using as the foundation for its case. Austin Golson, who transferred to Auburn, said he went hunting on private land owned by a booster (the horror!).You may remember that Ole Miss recruited Rashan Gary hard, but lost out to Michigan. Everybody said we offered him money, but Rashan’s mother, who was involved in his recruitment, said otherwise.
I'm not saying we didn't do anything wrong. We clearly broke rules. What Bjork has offered up as punishment seems fair to me. What has me so upset is how the rules aren't enforced evenly. Some schools (Alabama) get special treatment from the SEC and the NCAA. Just look at D.J. Fluker and all the other shenanigans happening in Tuscaloosa that conveniently get overlooked.
We shouldn’t expect a fair hearing because the rules are different for us.
Derrick Crawford is an Alabama graduate and the NCAA Director of enforcement.
NCAA President, Mark Emmert, is chummy with Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
The NCAA investigator looking into Ole Miss is Chris Howard who worked at LSU. This is the same guy who talked to Tunsil’s stepfather in a fast food restaurant.
Greg Sankey, Southeastern Conference commissioner, is on the NCAA Committee on Infractions. His daughter is a Mississippi State graduate.