Yeah,we know- you’re tired of hearing the name, Danny Sheridan. So are we, especially because he won’t put up or shut up. Last week, the NCAA released a statement blasting Sheridan to smithereens. As expected, the infamous odds maker from USA Today has opened his mouth in response to that statement, claiming he is willing to take a lie detector test (he also offered to do so on the Paul Finebaum show earlier this Summer) in his home state of Alabama.
“The NCAA statement about me is total propaganda and an absolute misrepresentation of the facts. For the record, I do have sources at the NCAA and that’s why the organization has chosen to shoot the messenger. I spoke with two NCAA investigators last Wednesday for almost an hour. I was consistent with them as I have been with the media and the public in refusing to divulge my sources. I also politely declined to share the name of the individual I have been told gave money to Cecil Newton. For the NCAA to claim I did anything else is specious, deceitful, disingenuous and completely false. I will be happy to take a polygraph test on these specific issues and challenge them to do so as well.”
Now, my biggest issue with this, as MrSec affirms is that the wonderful state of Alabama conveniently protects individuals from having any suits filed against them based on the results of a polygraph test, so in essence there will never be a reason for Sheridan to reveal the Cam Newton bag man to begin with.
Auburn fans all around were satisfied with the NCAA statement and are hoping this is the end of the road for Sheridan’s claims. On the flip side, this is certainly not good news for Alabama Crimson Tide fans, who have been dying for Sheridan to just reveal the source, so they can bathe in Tide glory and laugh in the faces of Auburn Tiger fans. At this point, Sheridan has no credibility left, polygraph test or not, so Auburn will just have to let it go..for now.