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Auburn clears athletic officials of grade wrongdoing

Updated: August 10, 2006, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn athletics officials were cleared of wrongdoing by a university probe of claims that athletes improperly boosted their grades with easy independent study courses.

Interim university president Ed Richardson said at a news conference Thursday that an internal investigation determined athletes were not steered to the courses of sociology professor Thomas Petee, who was accused by a colleague of helping football players stay eligible by offering classes that required ...

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