As the NCAA investigation into Mississippi State’s recruitment of Cam Newton lingers on, Saturday school athletic director Scott Stricklin offered an unflattering characterization of the situation to ESPN Gator Bowl sideline reporter Todd Harris.
During the Mississippi State-Michigan football game telecast, Harris said of an earlier conversation he had with Stricklin:
“I also had a chance to talk to him (Stricklin) about the Cam Newton affair, how that all went down. And he told me he feels like Mississippi State is on very solid ground (with the NCAA). “But one very telling comment that he told me, and I don’t know if this would be a homily or what, he said, ‘you know, when you wrestle with pigs, you’re going to get dirty, but we’re pretty comfortable with where we are at Mississippi State.’”
Hard to take Stricklin’s characterization of the situation as anything but derogatory towards the Newtons. Read more…