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Mixed reaction from LSU fans on 'Sports Illustrated' article on OSU

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

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 one of a five part series by Sports Illustrated titled ‘The Dirty Game' was released Tuesday morning.

The allegations revealed in the first of five parts, deal with players accepting money to play for OSU.

Hosts of the Sports Today radio program on 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge also had mixed reactions and said they are waiting to read more.

"There's nothing in there that says Les Miles handed me $500 or anything else like that," said host Derek Ponamsky.

Another host agreed.

"Because the statute of limitations on this have run out, the NCAA is not going to investigate," said host Charles Hanagriff.

"As for the investigation from Oklahoma State, it's not likely going to be able to pin much on Miles, eight years after the fact."

Another host, Jimmy Ott questioned if these types of allegations could be common at many schools.

"There are a lot of things that happened in Oklahoma State that happen at any other big time football program," Ott said.

"So then you ask, 'what's not common?' Boosters in the locker room? Exchanging money? Guys coming to an assistant coach's house, starting a lawn mower or a weed eater and getting paid just to show up?"

The article alleges some OSU boosters paid players for performance before and after Miles was the head coach of the program.

Hanagriff asked a version of a question that often comes up after alleged scandals.

"What did Les Miles know and when did he know it?" Hanagriff asked.

"Do I believe players are paid money? I do. I do. Do I believe players get money at pretty much every BCS program? Sure I do. Maybe I'm just jaded because I've been doing this so long? But do I believe there's a $100 in a lot of socks. I do."

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