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Former OSU RB Tatum Bell questions Faith Carter’s story


Former Oklahoma State Cowboys football players continue to poke holes in the ongoing story surrounding corruption in their football program.

Former Oklahoma State safety Faith Carter has been heavily involved in the Sports Illustrated story about the improper benefits and conduct associated the football program. Carter has been one of the magazine’s main source.

However, according to former Oklahoma State running back Tatum Bell via ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Carter is not be being honest.

Carter told the magazine both he and Bell shared a class in which they should have received F’s, but had their grades changes to A’s. Bell said the pair shared the class in 2004.

The problem is Bell was not even enrolled in school in 2004.

“I withdrew from school after the [Jan. 2, 2004] Cotton Bowl,” Bell told McMurphy. “I was never enrolled in 2004 and never attended classes in 2004.”

Carter also discussed “$500 handshakes” with SI, meaning Oklahoma state boosters would simply hand cash over to players. Bell also told McMurphy those allegations were not true.

“All these cats say they got stuff,” Bell said. “How were they getting stuff? I wasn’t getting stuff. I worked for everything I got. Nobody handed me nothing — none of that $500 handshake stuff. Nothing like that was going on.”

Parts of the story have also been questioned by former Oklahoma State quarterbacks Josh Fields and Brandon Weeden.

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