I love our AD, but this statement is so ludicrous I couldn't help but laugh:
This is a tough position for the commissioner. He acknowledged that there was a lot of anguish in making the decision on his part.
I'm sure they were sitting up at night praying for Jesus to personally guide them in their decision as to whether suspend Trae for one game or put Ole Miss on a two year probation for Neil Shapiro paying Miami football recruits. The SEC supports Ole Miss so well I actually hope we have Big 12 officials this weekend. Seriously. And I would have said that before this Elston nonsense.
I have no doubt there has been a lot of back-patting in Birmingham about how they are showing Alabama, LSU and South Carolina how serious they are about player safety by screwing Ole Miss.
I do want to say I respect Dan Jones for shaking Elston's hand at practice and Bjork's classy comments about him during his interview. They can't foam at the mouth like internet fans, but their actions show (I think) they believe this whole thing is bunk.