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Stanley McClover's Role In HBO Real Sports Show Draws Criticism From Teammates, Coaches

Most of the reaction by former Auburn Tigers players critical of the upcoming HBO Real Sports documentary on SEC and Big Ten pay-for-play has been directed at Stanley McClover. Here are a few more names to add to McClover's disbelievers: his own high school coach Ken Scott and Auburn recruiter Eddie Gran.

Scott told AuburnSports.com he was in the middle of talking about McClover's positive recruiting experience when he was directed by McClover to start talking about a specific indicent:

I'm talking about positive things and he interrupts me and says, 'No Coach, they don't want to hear that. They want to hear about the time when the Auburn coaches came here and put you out of your office. That's when everything went down.' I stopped in the middle of that interview and said, 'What are you talking about? That never happened.'

Gran didn't have quite as explosive an anecdote for Auburn's Rivals site, but did say "That absolutely, positively never happened" in regards to a claim he was in on the dealings. OK den!

So far, I've yet to come across anyone associated with Auburn who (A) wasn't in the show and (B) agrees with any of the show's content. Have you? And have you made your mind up either way already?

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