Auburn's Chizik Criticizes HBO

Auburn's Chizik Criticizes HBO

Auburn coach Gene Chizik criticized an HBO show Wednesday night that featured four former players who said they were paid by boosters at the school.

Chizik said Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel interviewed former Auburn players who said there were no improper payments, but the network chose not to air those players.

"I think it is pathetic and pure garbage," Chizik said.

Chizik disputed the charges of the former players who claimed wrongdoing.

"That's not who we are. That's not how our program is going to be run," Chizik said.

Chizik was particularly disappointed HBO didn't show players who said they were not paid.

"It's sad to me, it's very sad to me, that HBO is going to go ahead and air something that, really admittedly, they've got no proof on anything," Chizik said. "What's disturbing to me is that they interviewed other former Auburn football players who had exactly the opposite to say but somehow or another that failed to make the air.

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