Thursday, August 26, 2010

State: SC players stayed at hotel for $15 a night

I haven't been following the NCAA's investigation at South Carolina very closely. But this piece, from The State, provides an excellent summary:
Other than making restitution to the hotel and moving out, players have been asked to write a letter to the NCAA expressing their regret. But Spurrier said players might be ruled ineligible for a couple of games. “Historically, guys who’ve maybe received some extra benefit, according to the NCAA, they have to miss a game or two along the way,” Spurrier said. “If that happens, we’ll accept it and move on. It may not happen. We don’t know.”

There are six projected starters among the players who have been linked to the Whitney: Saunders, Paulk, Robertson, Auguste, King and defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye. Whitlock is a second-team cornerback.

Spurrier said last week he knew players were living at the hotel but did not know the details of their lease agreements.

A representative of the Whitney said the hotel’s extended-stay rates included a $57-a-night rate for reservations of three months or longer. The $450 monthly rate sources said players received equates to a rate of $15 a night.
The South Carolina game will be, as always, an important bellwether for our season. I would like to be in a position to say I want to play all the teams on our schedule at full strength, but the truth is I don't care. I just want to win, and it looks like these guys are going down.

Hat tip to the senator.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Take that Spermier...Coach DD