Sports Illustrated Investigation Alleges Oklahoma State Football Recruiting Improprieties

According to the investigation, the following violations include:

0819_large- Payments from coaches and boosters to players.

- A bonus program run by former assistant coach Joe DeForest, now at West Virginia, for Cowboys players that existed as recently as 2011. Coaches and boosters paying athletes, including violations ranging from paying for jobs not performed, overpaying for jobs and strictly paying players for performance.

- Academic corruption involving grade changes and players’ work being completed by others.

- Drug abuse among players and sexual relations with hostesses in the school’s Orange Pride program.

Wait, I thought this was just called “recruiting.”



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