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Auburn’s self-imposed recruiting ban might’ve been a lie

When reports of a self-imposed recruiting ban surfaced out of Auburn last week, it was hard to believe that Bruce Pearl was telling the truth. Pearl’s program “did not conduct recruiting of any kind from September 2017-April 2018,” according to AL.com, a response to assistant coach Chuck Person’s role in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball.

Turns out, it might be a big fat lie, which would only do more damage to the problem.

According to Yahoo!, there is evidence of several instances that sure do look a lot like recruiting during this recruiting ban.

Four-star center Babatunde Akingbola even committed to Auburn during this time we’re to believe Pearl and his staff weren’t out recruiting or having any contact with recruits.

You can read more on the matter from Yahoo!  and it’s not a good look for Auburn.

Bruce, what are you doing?????

[Yahoo!: Auburn’s recruiting ban that wasn’t could add to school’s NCAA issues]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

29 Comments for Auburn’s self-imposed recruiting ban might’ve been a lie



  1. 4everUKblue
    2:05 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    NO…



  2. RackEmWillie
    2:06 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Q: Bruce, what are you doing?

    A: What Bruce always does.



  3. mashburnfan1
    2:11 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Surprise. Like has been said over and over. Recruiting is, and has been for years, a dirty business of money and lies. From K to Ole Roy to Cal to Miller to name your coach….all have been involved.



    • 4everUKblue
      2:18 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Again mashbum, come forward with any proof Cal has cheated and don’t even bother to mention UMass or Memphis, there is no proof unless you found it, if so put up or STFU.



    • 4everUKblue
      2:22 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Cal would be given the death penalty if he gave a recruit a Snickers bar, K, Roy and Miller on the other hand could confess on the record to the NCAA and Utah or some other program would suffer the consequences. Oh wait, that really happened.



    • 4everUKblue
      2:26 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Except for the confessing on the record….strike that and use “be caught red handed”.



    • Mad Max
      3:33 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      I would ask if 1)you ever stop talking or2) gather facts before you do, but the answer to both is NO



    • Skooms
      4:14 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Come on Mash, let’s just add Brooks, Curry, Joker and Stoops to the list too right? I mean it’s obvious it’s happening in football too.



    • UKFanSC
      4:53 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Why group Cal in ?? Particularly on this site ? I have tried to give your comments the benefit of the doubt, but you do come across as a bit of a pudweed. Cal has never had a single NCAA infraction. Not one. Ever.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:51 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Mashy just made a pathetic troll mistake, he said your coach. At least he’s finally getting enough of a hint of a testicular pimple to admit UK ain’t his school.



    • CatfaninCinci
      7:34 am August 13, 2019 Permalink

      Mashburnfan1 is one of those ‘one sport only fans’ and he likes football. So he has to trash the sport that makes this school great. We are a basketball school Mash, we will never be a football school. The truth burns doesn’t it?



  4. runningunnin.454
    2:11 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    They’re gonna nail us no matter what we do, toga party, err I mean Bar B Q.



  5. Wilfred Smith
    2:13 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Up next – water is wet.



  6. J-Dub421
    2:39 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    What?!?!?! You mean a coach (Pearl) who already got busted for lying to the NCAA and got a show cause, just lied again??? I’m shocked!!!



  7. marathoncat
    2:54 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Although it looks like Auburn is being less than honest, I usually don’t believe reporting by Forde unless it is confirmed independently. Too many instances where he has broke a “big” story that , in the end, had no traction. Maybe in this case though . . .



    • ClutchCargo
      3:16 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Were Pearl’s lips moving? Yes? He was lying.



  8. nocode96
    3:00 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Wasn’t this already proven like a day after auburn said this? Didn’t they have a recruit or two on campus during this supposed penalty?



  9. BlueKyMike
    3:20 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    That’s odd. Yahoo Sports didn’t cap the article with a picture if Cal. Surely, they have a picture of Cal and Pearl together. Forde didn’t even mention Cal in the article. Must be losing his touch.



  10. bbn606
    3:31 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    But didn’t Bruce look good in the Final Four with his dyed hair lol.



    • VirginiaCat
      4:42 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      The maddening thing is, dyed hair or not, he beat us in the Elite Eight with a team that was without its best player and had lost to us weeks earlier by a million points. He doesn’t have to cheat to win; he just does. It will likely be his ultimate undoing.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:52 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      VC got a big mouth cause his team finally won a natty.



    • peaches76
      8:50 am August 13, 2019 Permalink

      But VC still made good points. Hard to argue that



  11. Bluebloodtoo
    4:32 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    I really wanted to believe the Bruce has turned the corner…oh man



  12. Ez21
    5:14 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Could this push Shariffe Cooper here?



  13. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:04 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Tom Crean laughed at this.



  14. UKWildcatFan4Life
    9:09 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Who would have thunk it? Smelled like [email protected] from the tip!



  15. Bluehender
    6:50 am August 13, 2019 Permalink

    A while back when we were talking about next UK coach there were some who wanted Bruce Pearl…we do not want Bruce Pearl…if that happened Mashburnfan would really run his mouth.



  16. jholcomb
    10:36 am August 13, 2019 Permalink

    They still have weapons….LOL