Auburn reviewing alleged NCAA violations

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the

football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn't believe they're credible.

Jacobs issued a statement Thursday in

response to a report a day earlier by former New York Times and Sports

Illustrated writer

Selena Roberts that was posted on The story quoted

former Auburn players Mike McNeil and Darvin Adams alleging

they received or were offered money from coaches. McNeil also says

he had a grade changed to stay eligible.

Jacobs says Auburn takes any accusations seriously but has "no reason to believe these allegations are either accurate or


Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik denied the

allegations and several other players quoted in the story have said they

were misquoted

or misrepresented since it was published.