Multiple media outlets including ESPN and CBS Sports have obtained information that Sports Illustrated is set to release a multi-part investigative series alleging NCAA violations ....More >>
Multiple media outlets including ESPN and CBS Sports have obtained information that Sports Illustrated is set to release a multi-part investigative series alleging NCAA violations and other improprieties at Oklahoma State University during a time period that includes Les Miles time as head coach.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Part one of a five part series
by Sports Illustrated titled The
Dirty Game was released Tuesday morning. The series details corruption
with the Oklahoma State football program involving money, academics, drugs and
sex; primarily from 2001 through 2004. The issues stem back to the time LSU
head coach Les Miles served as the head football coach there.
Sports Illustrated says
they independently interviewed more than 100 sources close to the Oklahoma
State program, with 64 of the being former players.
Part one is called The
Money. It says Oklahoma State players received cash payments from $2,000 to,
in some cases, $25,000 annually from boosters and Cowboy assistant coaches.
Sports Illustrated's piece says Les Miles created an environment much more
friendly and welcome to the boosters, while previous head coach Bob Simmons
prohibited them from being around players.
LSU Assistant Coach Larry Porter, who followed Miles to Baton Rouge from
Stillwater and coached with the Tigers from 2005 through 2009, is heavily
implicated in paying Oklahoma State players. The report also alleges Cowboy
players received hundreds of dollars for working jobs that they barely worked
or didn't work at all.
report alleges the players were paid $500 or more to crank a lawnmower or a
weed eater, $400 to carry a Christmas tree down from an attic, $200 to go
fishing in the backyard.
State seemed apologetic, not angry and defensive, when speaking on the series.
At least three former
Cowboy players also appear in a video attached to part one on the internet,
detailing money they or others received at Oklahoma State.
Part two of the series is
called The Academics will be released Wednesday morning, followed by The
Drugs Thursday and The Sex on Friday.
LSU Head Coach Les Miles
denies any cheating or wrongdoing while at Oklahoma State. Miles said "We
always did things right."
LSU fans had mixed reactions to the Sports Illustrated article detailing alleged violations within the Oklahoma State Football program, a program once run by LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles.Part oneMore >>
LSU fans had mixed reactions to the Sports Illustrated article detailing alleged violations within the Oklahoma State Football program, a program once run by LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles.More >>