Richmond Times-Dispatch

Auburn bans itself from postseason play

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The Auburn men’s team won’t participat­e in postseason play this season as a self-imposed penalty stemming from a bribery scheme involving former assistant coach Chuck Person.

The university announced the self-imposed postseason ban on Sunday for rules violations involving Person’s steering young athletes toward advisers and managers in exchange for money. Auburn said it has informed the Southeaste­rn Conference and the NCAA, which could tack on more penalties.

Auburn fired Person after he was accused in a 2017 federal probe into corruption in college basketball. He later pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge.

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