The Auburn Way

I know we kid about it, but, damn, Auburn, do you really have to get this in your face about who receives a scholarship?

Bruce Pearl looks like a match made in heaven, doesn’t he?

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  1. I want to rip AUB as much as possible, but the charges were dropped, no?

    • So why didn’t FSU stick with him?

      You’d just think Pearl’s first signee would be squeaky clean, no?

      • Red Dawg

        sic ‘em

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        The kid walked for crying out loud. You, an attorney, of all people should understand that. If you want to jump Auburn do it about all the illegal stuff that the War Tigers do and get away with as an institution–like paying players–not about some JC basketball signee who got arrested and didn’t even have to enter a plea. And is any basketball signee anywhere “squeaky clean” any more what with the AAU, etc.?

        • Derek

          So I assume that we should not have released Crowell?

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            You said it, I didn’t. But charges against the guy were dropped weren’t they?

            • Macallanlover

              And OJ was found innocent. And 20+ million illegals aren’t in jail or being deported. Are you really this naïve? Is the “justice” system in this country your moral compass? If life were this simple, then someone else, Big Brother, could make all the decisions for you. If you get away with something, it is OK with you. Sad.

              • Mayor of Dawgtown

                And who appointed you to be the God-like arbitrator of all that is right and wrong? Gimme a judge in a black robe, not a rube in the Black Hills, to make those decisions, and a jury to decide questions of fact when necessary. That’s the closest we can come to a fair system. If we left it up to you we’d have to pick a day when you’re sober, which is hit or miss at best.

                • Macallanlover

                  You can be a pawn if you like, dumb ass. I prefer to use my own judgment and instincts as I move through life. You stick your head in the sand if you like. Living in a society requires me to put up with folks like you but when it comes to who I respect, trust, and use as examples of who I will let around me and my family, I will make that determination. I suppose you let your teenage children associate with whomever was not locked away, not me, I rely on my “god like” judgment. And that goes for whom I allow access to my property and defend it against the others. Your last sentence shows what kind of instincts you have, I haven’t over indulged with alcohol since I was in college, late sixties/early seventies. But even drunk or drugged I could make better choices than you apparently can because I use my own brain and don’t rely on the collective wisdom of fools to tell me what I should think.

                  • Mayor of Dawgtown

                    Sorry, Mac. I was attempting to be humorous in my post above. I did not mean to suggest that you were a drunk, but merely was playing on your scotch-related name. Also, I am not saying that if the coach has knowledge about wrongdoing himself from his own investigation that the coach should wait on the judicial process to make a decision to suspend or dismiss a player. The problem comes when a player is dismissed and then later it is determined he was falsely accused. Most of the time the coach doesn’t really know because he wasn’t there himself. Better to let the the legal process go forward and, hopefully the truth will come out, than to act prematurely IMHO–that’s the point I was trying (feebly it appears) to make.

        • Dog in Fla

          Thanks to Cinmeon working with AAU coaches based out of Milwaukee Bruce gets recruit with big appetite

          “The big-bodied post from Marianna (Fla.) Chipola Junior College is originally from Milwaukee, Wis., where Bruce Pearl coached at Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2001-2005 before moving on to Tennessee. He told AuburnSports.com that Pearl’s connection with his AAU coaches based out of Milwaukee played an integral factor in his decision, which he made Saturday after wrapping up his visit.”

          http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/basketball/men/article_8065ed06-c332-11e3-bcc3-0017a43b2370.html

        • So Green-Beckham should still be on the team at Missouri?

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            No. Georgia should be moving heaven and earth to get him to Athens.

            • Derek

              You sure you aren’t a closet Barner?

              • Mayor of Dawgtown

                No. I’m a Georgia Bulldog who isn’t f#cking crazy. Kicking kids off your team for “crimes” that they were exonerated of is crazy.

                • Green-Beckham wasn’t exonerated. His victim was intimidated and refused to press charges.

                  • Bulldog Joe

                    Columbia MO is “all-in” SEC style. That didn’t take long.

                  • Mayor of Dawgtown

                    Intimidated by whom? My understanding of the law is that cops can bring charges if they investigate and determine probable cause that a crime was committed. This sounds like boyfriend is pissed off at girlfriend, busts into her friends apartment and drags her out where they kiss and make up. It doesn’t sound like the friend was intimidated. If she was, shame on the Columbia, MO police for allowing that to happen. If there was witness intimidation that’s another crime itself and the guy could/should have been charged for that, too if it is true.

                    • Mayor of Dawgtown

                      I’ve now read more about this. If the facts are as alleged in ESPN articles, DGB should still be in jail and should be prosecuted for 2 counts of battery. The cops are doing a bad job if they don’t make a case here.

          • Straw man alert!! (did I do that right?)

            DGB has had a history of issues with the latest one being by far the worst. Comparing him to some kid who may or may not have had weed on him isn’y apples to apples.

            • That would be a fair cop if I were making that comparison, but I was only invoking DG-B’s name in response to the Mayor’s give-’em-all-a-pass suggestion.

              • Mayor of Dawgtown

                Hey, I didn’t say “give-’em-all-a-pass.” That’s Blutarsky talk there. I’m saying don’t kick kids off teams for crimes that it turns out they didn’t commit or weren’t even crimes in the first place. If you can’t understand the difference go back to law school.

    • Barstool

      Crowell’s charges were dropped (or he was found not guilty, can’t recall exactly), too….charges are dropped far down the line often in these scenarios. The initial headline and discipline is what makes the headlines, though.

  2. Mudcats Impala...

    As much as I hate it… Auburn will be a basketball power in the SEC in 2-3 years…
    :banghead:…

    • Lorenzo Dawgriquez

      Or on probation, if such a thing still exists

      • Hackerdog

        I think the Cam Newton affair demonstrated that Auburn understands how to manage an NCAA investigation.

        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          I think the AJ Green affair demonstrated that Georgia DOESN’T understand how to manage an NCAA investigation.

      • Bulldog Joe

        The current NCAA director of enforcement was hired by Auburn’s current associate athletic director for compliance.

        Pearl can do whatever he wants outside the rules. It’s one of the reasons he took that job.

  3. South FL Dawg

    Lucky he got arrested and doesn’t have to sit a year.

  4. UbiquitousGaAlum

    Mmmmm, brownies.

  5. Timphd

    Does he also play QB? THAT would be Auburn.

  6. JAX

    they really have no morals whatsoever.

  7. Careful Brad

    I think the real story here was at the end of the article where it said they have a signee with the last name “Purchase.” Now that is perfect.

  8. ClydeBoogie

    Well Brucie P got right to work.

  9. RocketDawg

    Those cheating bastards deserve Pearl. Too bad that the NCAA doesn’t have the “nuclear option” where they just shut down the entire athletic department.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      The NCAA does have that option but just is too chickensh!t to use it against Auburn.