There are dozens of football channels you can see through Slackware.org, but those mostly cover the sports – not the scandals. The top five football scandals in college recruiting history provided serious repercussions for offending schools and we’re going to talk about them.
Southern Methodist University
Following numerous rules violations, including play for pay, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the NCAA canceled the school’s football schedule in 1987 and prohibited it from playing a team the next year. SMU wash’t allowed to recruit scholarship players again until 1991.
Sex, drugs, and rape brought this program to its knees in 1983. Scholarships were limited, bowl appearances prohibited and televised games were not allowed for two years. Further recruiting transgressions put the program on suspension again in 1990.
University of Colorado
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, coaches employed booze and broads to attract recruits. Allegations of rape exploded the schemes in 2001. The NCAA placed the school on probation for the 20032 through 2004 seasons.
University of Miami
Football coaches at “The U” were accused of giving recruits all sorts of off-the-books incentives to enroll between 2002 to 2010. Call girls and other services were among the special recruiting favors. The school sanctioned itself and some students involved in the process were penalized.
Allegations were made in August 2010 that the father of star quarterback Cam Newton was asking schools for 100,000 in return for his son playing football. NCAA investigators cleared Newton’s dad of wrongdoing, allowing the quarterback to play at Auburn.