SEC remains focused on questionable Miami party
HOOVER, Ala. — A party on Miami’s South Beach and sports agents were once again hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days, with South Carolina and Georgia taking center stage on Thursday.
Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said tight end Weslye Saunders told him he did nothing wrong during his trip to South Beach; Georgia receiver A.J. Green insisted he’s never even been to Miami.
The party at Club Liv in the Fontainebleau hotel in May has been the subject of investigations by the NCAA and several schools, including defending national champion Alabama and North Carolina.
Saunders “went with several players on a trip to Miami,” Spurrier said Thursday. “I guess the question is, who paid for it? Who paid for what they did while they were there? When the investigation is finished, I guess we’ll find out.”
Green, coach Mark Richt and the other Georgia players were under NCAA instructions not to comment on the investigation.
Alabama is looking into Marcell Dareus’ trip to the party around the time of his mother’s death on May 18. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban wants the NFL and the NFL Players Association to punish rogue agents with suspensions.