The University of Florida and the NCAA are investigating a possible rules violation regarding 2010 Steelers first-round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey, reports Pat Forde of ESPN.com:
Florida is internally investigating what sources described as an allegation that a representative of an agent paid Pouncey $100,000 between the Gators' loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama and their season-ending Sugar Bowl victory over Cincinnati. Florida apprised the NCAA of the allegation after it became aware of it.
Forde goes on to add that Florida may have to vacate the Sugar Bowl win if Pouncey is found to have accepted the alleged payment, as he would have been ineligible for the contest. Who says the Big East can't win a big bowl game?