Former Miami Assistant Claims SEC Violations Are Worse Than the Hurricanes'

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 20, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 08:  Sebastian the Ibis, the Miami Hurricanes mascot, gestures during their first round game of 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Philips Arena on March 8, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The finger pointing has begun.

The Miami Hurricanes are set to appear in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions in the middle of June in hopes of finally settling the scandal involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.

But before that takes place, one former Miami coach wants you to know all of the things accused of Miami is nothing compared to what the SEC does.

One former UM coach accused of wrongdoings complained privately that what the ex-UM coaches allegedly did paled in comparison to unreported violations committed in the SEC.  Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported. (h/t CBS Sports)

The childish behavior continues. This is the type of stuff that you do when you are eight-years-old. You get caught doing something wrong and immediately begin looking for somebody else to blame. Yeah, I know my hand was caught digging in the cookie jar before dinner, but look at Billy, he ate cookies and a piece of the apple pie. He is truly the one you want to punish.

Does any of this really matter at the end of the day? Better question, is any of this really new to the college football world? Much like baseball is dealing with performance enhancing drugs, college sports has been dealing with scandals and cheating for quite some time now.

Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report recently wrote an article on cheating in recruiting. In a poll question, 76.4 percent of nearly 2,000 people believe that everybody cheats in one way or another to gain an advantage. He also pointed out in the piece that the Wall Street Journal reported in 2011 that only 17 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs have never been found guilty of a major violation.

So what is the bickering about?

According to the Yahoo Sports report that surfaced in 2011, Miami players allegedly accepted everything under the sun from money, trips on yachts, jewelry, and even a case of paying for an abortion.

Is it possible that crazier things happen behind closed doors? You would be naive to think differently. Nevertheless, a major violation is still a major violation. Pointing fingers and throwing others under the bus isn't the right way in handling things. It also won't help get Miami out of this big mess.