04/04/2013 06:56 pm ET

Will Muschamp Denies Reported NCAA Violations While At Auburn

Florida Gators football coach Will Muschamp denied the allegations of improper conduct during his time as the defensive coordinator at Auburn contained in a report by Selena Roberts.

Based on interviews with several former Auburn football players, Roberts' report published at at contains allegations of serious NCAA violations committed under former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. In the report, former Tigers safety Mike McNeil claimed that Muschamp paid him $400 in 2007.

“Totally deny it. I don’t know where this is coming from," Muschamp told The Gainsville Sun on Thursday.

McNeil, who will go to trial next week on armed robbery charges, told Roberts that he had "never directly asked him for anything" and that Muschamp asked "is this good?" after handing over the money.

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Chizik also denied the allegations in the report to Joe Schad of ESPN.

"During my time as Auburn’s head coach, I never authorized, instructed or directed anyone to change any player’s grade or provide any type of illegal payment to any student-athlete," Chizik told Schad, who reported the denial on Twitter.



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