Dec 1, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; A view of a Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Cowboys at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oklahoma State RB Tatum Bell denies allegations of using sex to recruit


Dec 1, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; A view of a Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Cowboys at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oklahoma State running back Tatum Bell has been one of the most vocal former players denying the allegations in the Sports Illustrated 5-part report. In an interview with Oklahoma State’s student newspaper, The Daily O’CollegianBell denounced the allegations, both the money from boosters and the recruiting allegation involving sex with “hostesses.”

From Oklahoma State’s student newspaper, The Daily O’Collegian:

The Sports Illustrated articled alleges players often received bonus from boosters in the locker room after games. But Bell’s comments contradicted that idea.

“If there was a booster around, it was Boone Pickens,” Bell said. “He wasn’t giving no money out. You couldn’t even get to him because he had security around. There wasn’t no environment like all the bull people portrayed. It wasn’t nothing like that. Wasn’t no women sleeping with no recruits to get the recruits.”

He also has been vocal on his Twitter account about the reports.

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  • The Patriot

    One only needs to read the illiterate ramblings of Tatum Bell to know strings were pulled to allow this man academically eligible…regardless of why he chose OK State.