A begrudging acknowledgement of Auburn’s clearance by the NCAA, from an Alabama fan:
If you haven’t already heard, Auburn University has been cleared by the NCAA of any wrong doing in the Cam Newton recruitment case. This bombshell comes as a serious blow to Alabama fans across the state and the nation in general who have devoted the past year and a half, or so, of their lives to spewing out conspiracy theories. I may or may not have been one of these people.
At this point, I am willing to admit that Auburn really is “God’s team” and this truly is a “God thing”. There is absolutely no other way to explain it. Down on the Plains, the fambly is celebrating, as they should. Whoever was in charge of buying Cam obviously used cash and was smart about it, so props to them.
To all of us who have talked about this for the past year and used any variation of the phrase “well, it ain’t gonna count anyway”, we better get used to having it rubbed in our faces. By my count, Auburn’s now closed the gap from 13-1 to 13-2 and it’s gonna stay that way for now, so let them have their moment. We’re just gonna have to shut up and take it for a while. Don’t forget, it’s only a matter of time before they start talking about Trent Richardson’s choice in vehicles as much as we talked about Cam’s bagman, so we’ll have plenty more time to argue.