View Full Version : Documents, text messages reveal impermissible benefits to five SEC players

09-11-2013, 08:55 PM

Five Southeastern Conference football stars violated NCAA rules by receiving extra benefits prior to completing their collegiate careers, a Yahoo Sports investigation has found. The benefits – which in some cases came from multiple individuals – were conveyed to University of Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch, Mississippi State University defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State wideout Chad Bumphis.

Fluker, Bray and Cox are all currently on NFL rosters. Bumphis was recently released by the Miami Dolphins. Couch is a senior starter for the Volunteers this season.*

The identities of these players were revealed in a web of financial and text message records belonging to former Crimson Tide defensive end Luther Davis. The records were turned over to Yahoo Sports by a source with ties to the NFL agent community who alleged that Davis was acting as an intermediary between several high-profile college football stars and multiple NFL agents and financial advisers.

09-11-2013, 08:59 PM
So SEC players are paid.

Wasn't that kind of obvious considering their play? :kitten:

09-12-2013, 12:04 AM
That's a low number

09-12-2013, 05:21 AM
Sabans response to questions "Appreciate your interest in the game"


The folly of the NCAA