NCAA-Tainted Rapper Hosting Auburn ‘Players’?

Last night I reported that a sales manager who works at The Hotel at Auburn University, Ari Turnbull, was promoting a party that was being touted as a chance for fans to “party” with Auburn football “players”.

Auburn Party features Luther Campbell

Since I published the report last night, the mention of Auburn football players has been removed from the the promotional Facebook page but not the fact that a $50-to-$750 cover charge is required to attend the party.

Bad enough that someone affiliated with Auburn University would be promoting such an event, considering that person is Facebook friends with numerous current and former Auburn football players, but perhaps even worse, at least from an NCAA rules perspective, is the notorious host of the party.

From the current, revised Facebook promo page for the party:

Uncle Luke (Luther Campbell) from 2 Live Crew is flying in from Miami to celebrate Auburn’s 2010 National Championship! Phenomenal entertainment, tons of dancing, light snacks and fabulous company.

In 1994, Dan Le Batard and Ken Rodriguez of the MIAMI HERALD wrote of a NCAA investigation that would eventually lead to significant NCAA sanctions for the Miami football program: Read more…