Toomer's Corner Rolling Report Released

Auburn's Big Cat Weekend recruiting event got plenty of attention, including a reprimand for six coaches who were there for a Toomer's Corner rolling that weekend

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor was barred from recruiting off campus by the SEC prior to December of this year and five other Auburn assistant coaches received reprimands from AU director of athletics Jay Jacobs for an event during the university's Big Cat Weekend on May 30th of this year.

In addition, the university, which self-reported the incident to the SEC, is giving up eight of its official visits for the 2010 signee class for allowing prospects to attend a rolling of Toomer's Corner party attended by fans in downtown Auburn during the Big Cat Weekend.

From July 31st prior to September 15th the SEC ruled that Auburn could not do on-campus or off-campus evaluations and recruiting of six prospects who were at Toomer's Corner that night and could make just one phone call in September to those players. That group includes two prospects who have committed to the Tigers, wide receiver Trovon Reed and linebacker Jessel Curry. It also includes linebacker Khairi Fortt, running backs Marcus Lattimore and Lache Seastrunk plus offensive lineman Eric Mack.

Auburn coaches were required by the SEC to read a statement on the phone telling those prospects that the rolling of Toomer's Corner was not a permissible activity and that they should disregard the event in making their college choice.

In addition to Taylor, the other coaches who were at Toomer's Corner received reprimands from Jacobs. That group includes Gus Malzahn, Jay Boulware, Jeff Grimes, Tommy Thigpen and Curtis Luper.

The case is closed and no additional action is expected from either the university, the SEC or the NCAA.

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