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Auburn Basketball scandal explained: NCAA places Auburn on probation until 2025


It seems like Auburn men’s Basketball is going to be subject to four years of probation from the year 2021 to 2025, as per the ruling form, the NCAA Division l Committee on Infractions has released this on Friday, Head Coach Bruce Pearl is going to be suspended for two games.

Auburn Basketball scandal explained

Auburn Basketball scandal explained

He is going to be remained suspended when the team plays against Nebraska on Saturday and Tuesday dating to 14th December against North Alabama as part of the ruling, Auburn’s probation comes over 1,300 days after the arrest of former player and coach Chuck Person who was charged in the month of September in the year 2017 and he was arrested in the month of March in the year 2019.

Person profited 491,500 just in bribes, the two former players, Daniel Purifoy and Austin Wiley were involved in the bribes and they were sat out a full season as a punishment, current Auburn star Jabari Smith who was just 14 years old at the time of the original investigation.

The only player who enrolled in a college at the time of the 2017 FBI probe was the point guard Zep Jasper. Auburn must also reduce the number of scholarships given out by two total scholarships over the probation period, the team is also going to forfeit $5,000 and 3% of the men’s basketball budget.

The NCAA has accepted Auburn’s self-imposed postseason ban which happened last season as part of the ruling, making Auburn eligible for the postseason play every year during the probation period. “I’m appreciative of Auburn University, our leadership, the AU family and our current and former student-athletes as we navigated through the challenges of the last four years. We respect the NCAA peer evaluation process and appreciate the panel recognizing we took meaningful and contemporaneous penalties. It is time to put this behind us. As part of our penalty, I will begin my two-game suspension tomorrow against Nebraska.”

This has been stated by Auburn University in a statement that is going to accept the penalties handed down by the NCAA. There are going to be further details on the story in the coming days and weeks and we are going to be on our toes to provide you with further details as soon as something comes under our radar regarding the story.

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