Mar 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies in the third round of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Syracuse Orange defeat the Connecticut Huskies 58-55. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Update: Aaaand Boeheim should have just kept his mouth shut...again...
NCAA disputes Boeheim's assertion that drug testing issues were reported 5 years ago. Self-report received on October 27, 2010.— Pete Thamel(@PeteThamelNYT) March 8, 2012
Original: At this rate, we'll find out that the drug test violations that Syracuse Orange basketball players committed between 2001 and 2007 were initially-reported as part of the Proclamation of 1763.
The initial report from Yahoo! Sports made it sound like Syracuse University was just now reporting multiple violations after it came to light.Then the NCAA announced that Syracuse self-reported the violations months ago. Then Doc Gross threw down, saying that SU's self-report to the NCAA was "years ago."
Today after Syracuse's win over UConn, Jim Boeheim went one step further.
This was reported five years ago, and we're waiting for them to make finish the process.
Well then. Case closed.
OR IS IT???
NCAA spokesperson says they will have a statement on Boeheim's contention SU turned over drug testing problems to the NCAA five years ago.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 8, 2012
Whether he's telling the truth or not, let the record show that nothing, not even a defamation lawsuit, can get Jim Boeheim to quit yappin'.