The Danny Sheridan "bag man" saga seems to have finally crashed and burned. To recap: Sheridan claimed someone at the NCAA told him name of a man who paid Cecil Newton. After weeks of trolling the Auburn fanbase, teasing information and maintaining his lawyers forbid him from revealing the name, something had to give.
And because Sheridan said the NCAA gave him the information -- which, LOL -- it had to get involved in the whole fiasco. After Sheridan visited Outside the Lines to, once again, say nothing, the NCAA released the following statement.
Danny Sheridan continues to make vague, unsubstantiated claims without backing them up with proof. Contrary to his claims of having an inside source with details on the Auburn investigation, the NCAA has not provided information to Sheridan or anyone else. As a matter of due diligence, the NCAA spoke with Sheridan this week to determine if he had any facts pertaining to the investigation. Sheridan, however, did not provide any information to the enforcement staff and certainly did not provide a name. Instead, he unsuccessfully attempted to gather information for his own use.
This, friends, is an expertly-crafted smackdown. Now can we all drop "bag man" from our vocabulary and move on to more pressing issues? Like real football!
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