I don't think the NCAA would be looking for him to back-up his story. If he is spreading lies then they certainly wouldn't like that, but they don't have any authority to question him. I'm not real sure they would be worried about Sheridan anyway as what he says will have no effect on the investigation or any punishment. I think it would be more likely that if the NCAA was trying to discredit Sheridan that they would simply make a public statement.
The odds are pretty good that Danny Sheridan — oddsmaker for USA Today — will soon be meeting with a representative from the NCAA to discuss his much-publicized “bagman” story.
Sheridan has appeared often on Paul Finebaum’s radio show claiming that a source inside the NCAA has gotten word to him that investigators are aware of a “bagman” who helped shuttle money from Auburn to the family of Cam Newton. Just a week ago he appeared on the show and said that he actually knew the name of the go-between… but he would not reveal that name.
“I let them know that if they wished to talk to me, I will talk to them on or off the record about subjects of mutual interest,” Sheridan said. “I have no idea if the allegations against Auburn are true. I only know that what I reported was exactly what I was told.”
Yeah, allegedly by someone inside the NCAA. So why would a group that already knows the name of this bagman want to talk to Sheridan about the same guy?
Either a) Sheridan’s source had no connection to the NCAA in the first place or b) the NCAA is trying to determine who in their operation is leaking info to Sheridan.
Or c) Sheridan ran with a bunch of nonsense and now the NCAA wants him to back up his nonsense, if he can.
Uh, we’ll go with c. At least for now.