rtftiger 40 Posted January 29, 2015 Share Posted January 29, 2015 Wright went from Mississippi State under Mullen (during Cam's recruitment) to Alabama in time to reportedly be interviewed by the NCAA. He left Tuscaloosa for UAB. Well, he's back in Tuscaloosa. In other words, he continues to be employed by the University of Alabama system. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101116/news/101119725 From November 2010 TUSCALOOSA | Jody Wright, a graduate assistant for the University of Alabama football program, has been interviewed by the NCAA regarding the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, a source has confirmed to The Tuscaloosa News. UA declined to comment in an official statement: “Any questions regarding NCAA activities should be directed to the NCAA.” Stacy Osburn, associate director for public and media relations for the NCAA, also declined to comment by e-mail: “It is NCAA policy that we cannot comment on current, pending or potential investigations.” Wright was previously an assistant athletics director overseeing football operations at Mississippi State under coach Dan Mullen and would have been part of the MSU staff at the time of Newton's recruitment, which has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. The nature of information the NCAA sought from Wright remains unclear. Newton's recruitment first came into question in reports by the New York Times and ESPN.com in which former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond said he was approached by a representative of Newton's about arranging for payment for Newton to sign with the Bulldogs in violation of NCAA rules. Osburn, the NCAA spokesperson, made it clear that Auburn will decide whether to play Newton against Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 26. The NCAA's investigation into Newton's recruitment and published allegations that Newton's father solicited payment during his recruitment cannot prompt collegiate athletics' governing body to take any action. "The decision to rule a student-athlete ineligible is made by the university, not the NCAA," Osburn said via e-mail. "We do not suspend student-athletes. It is a school action. The university can then seek reinstatement on behalf of the student-athlete and reinstatement decisions are made by the NCAA." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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