No one from the 1980s pay-for-play scandals remains at SMU, but the stigma - and the residue from the NCAA's Death Penalty - remain on the Hilltop.
Those wounds may not be re-opened, but they'll certainly be re-visited Saturday night when ESPN presents its latest 30 for 30 documentary: "Pony Excess."
Athletic director Steve Orsini says the Mustangs long ago healed from that era. Maybe. But with a one-hour, 42-minute, stirring look back and interviews with everyone from Dale Hansen to Verne Lundquist to former assistant coach Steve Endicott we'll at least be reminded where the scars are.
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Patrick Duffy narrates. And, no, it's not just a coincidence that the documentary airs immediately after the Heisman Trophy will awarded to a player embroiled in controversy - Cam Newton.