Auburn University Football a Virtual Shoo-in To Win Yet Another Championship Trophy

Nick StewartContributor IMarch 22, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Auburn Tigers cheerleaders perform during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Oregon Ducks at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Auburn University is a virtual lock to win the 2011 Fulmer Cup.

The Fulmer Cup (named for ex-Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer) is an online award given every year by to the Division I FBS college football program whose team has the worst collective criminal record. 

Auburn has already broken the single-season record this year now that four Auburn football players were charged with five counts each of first-degree robbery, one count each of first-degree burglary, and one count each of theft of property in a home invasion attempt in the city of Auburn, according to The Associated Press.

Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens, Michael McNeil, and Dakota Mosley have all been officially kicked off the team after their arrests. 

This does not seem like a bad idea, considering the potential sentence for these alleged offenses could amount to 20 years in prison. I don't see many 40-year-old men playing college football these days.

The Fulmer Cup rules are as follows, according to

  • Five points: Murder
  • Four points: Rape, Bestiality, or Grand Larceny
  • Three points: Domestic abuse or any other felony
  • Two points: Fighting, DUI, or marijuana possession
  • One point: Underage Drinking, suspended licenses, or other petty misdemeanors

Auburn actually only had three points until this incident, but the school managed to break the record season total of 52 points with a single 77-point incident, thus bringing its total points to 80 and all but securing the 2011 title.