Auburn's football program altered grades to ensure eligibility, offered "several thousand dollars" to entice would-be draft picks to return for their senior seasons and knowingly violated NCAA recruiting rules, several ex-Tigers told the website Roopstigo.com.
According to three former players, the university changed the grades of as many as nine student-athletes leading into the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, when Auburn beat Oregon 22-19 to complete its undefeated season.
Auburn coaches offered cash payments to players, for reasons varying from a potential early entry into the NFL draft to simply having "a bad day at practice," according to the report
H/T: USA Today
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