In September 2017, Chuck Person was one of four assistant coaches in college basketball to be arrested by the FBI. Person, at the time, was an Auburn Tigers assistant coach and was eventually charged with bribery. In conjunction with that, the Auburn Tigers have self-imposed a postseason ban for this upcoming season meaning they will miss the NCAA Tournament and SEC conference tournament as well.
Person pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to influence players to work with a certain financial advisor. He was accused of providing $11,000 to one player’s family and $7,500 to another’s during his time at Auburn under Bruce Pearl.
Auburn has self-imposed a postseason ban on its men’s basketball program for this season.
Smart move since there might not be a full season, and also since Auburn might not be an NCAA tourney team. anyway.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 22, 2020
With the uncertainty of the season ahead this seems to be a smart move where who knows how likely an NCAA Tournament even is. Last season’s tournament was canceled so this basically gives Auburn a two-year ban from postseason play after the Covid-shortened season last Spring. The tournament plans to play all of its games in one location this year with Indianapolis seen as the front-runner as of now. It’s fair to wonder if any other schools that received a notice of allegations will follow the Auburn Tigers lead this season in self-imposing a postseason ban.