The Yahoo! Sports story detailing a potential NCAA violation at Miami under coach Al Golden gained a lot of traction on Friday.
Golden released a statement late in the day responding to the allegations. Here it is in full, courtesy CollegeFootballTalk.com:
“I have been a college football coach for more than 18 years and I am proud of–and I stand by–my record of compliance over that span. As my colleagues and players on all of my teams can attest, I believe strongly in doing things the right way with the best of intentions. The inferences and suggestions in the Yahoo! Sports story that my conduct was anything but ethical are simply false. I, like all of us at UM, have cooperated fully with the joint NCAA-UM inquiry and will continue to do so, so that our program and our University can move forward.
“Because the process is on-going, I am unable to address any specifics or answer questions on the matter.”
Earlier, SI.com's Stewart Mandel offered this quick analysis of the latest allegations:
Mandel is referring to the AP report
that NCAA investigators were in Coral Gables earlier this month as part of an ongoing investigation.