When Yahoo’s Charles Robinson comes to your school, start running.
According to Robinson and Yahoo’s Rand Getlin, five SEC players, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker received extra benefits during their college careers.
The report names Fluker, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis as player who received extra benefits.
Only Couch is still as his school. The other four players moved on to the NFL (with Bumphis recently being released).
The report says former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis had text messages and financial records proving that each of these players received money, among other things. Davis was apparently “acting as an intermediary between several high-profile college football stars and multiple NFL agents and financial advisers.” The agents and advisers involved were agents Andy Simms, Peter Schaffer and John Phillips and advisers Jason Jernigan, Mike Rowan and Hodge Brahmbhatt. All but Jernigan and Brahmbhatt admitted giving money to Davis.
Robinson and Getlin provide e-mails, financial transactions and text messages linking the five players to Davis here.