Spurrier: School not in serious trouble

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COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier says he follows the rules and doesn’t believe South Carolina will face serious punishment as a result of the NCAA’s allegations regarding his program.

The NCAA outlined three potentially major violations in its letter of allegations sent to South Carolina on Monday. The NCAA says South Carolina athletes received $55,000 in impermissible benefits for staying at a hotel for a reduced rate and for dealings with a Delaware-based mentoring group.

The NCAA also says the university failed to monitor either situation.

Spurrier said Tuesday there’s no embarrassment to getting a letter or facing the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions as he’s been called to do next February.

The coach was not mentioned in the allegations and says the potential violations don’t taint his reputation for playing by the rules.

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justthefacts
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justthefacts 09/20/11 - 02:02 pm
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uh-oh.

uh-oh.

j-campbell
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j-campbell 09/20/11 - 02:20 pm
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The business about the

The business about the Delaware-based mentoring group is just BS -- even more so than that which the NCAA pulled on Ga Tech. As for the hotel deal, my understanding is that the athletic department was initially led to believe that the rates paid by athletes were the same as that offered to "ordinary" students. When it was suspected that they may not have been, the athletes were required to move out.

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rmwhitley 09/20/11 - 03:05 pm
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D'ya ever notice who the
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D'ya ever notice who the predominance of athletes are that break ncaa rules? D'ya ever notice who gets caught driving with a suspended license as a college student? D'ya ever notice that the graduation rate of college athletes is FAR below the average of student populations? Let's play ball!

pittsburg
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pittsburg 09/20/11 - 03:05 pm
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Spin it all you want, they

Spin it all you want, they should be busted like the rest of the schools.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/20/11 - 03:38 pm
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Absent their athletic

Absent their athletic prowess, what percentage of USC football players would meet minimum eligibility standards for university admission?

In a spirit of fairness, what about GA footballers?

Bama?
Auburn?
Clemson?
Vanderbilt?
Duke?
Stanford?

Vito45
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Vito45 09/20/11 - 04:37 pm
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Too few Craig. There was a

Too few Craig. There was a time when the last 3 you listed could say 100%, but with sports crazy Americans, I doubt that is true any longer.

csrareader
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csrareader 09/20/11 - 06:36 pm
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Take your blinders off Steve.

Take your blinders off Steve.

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