SI STORY ABOUT POSSIBLE SCANDAL AT OK STATE
September 11, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Allegations that Oklahoma State football players were paid for performance is part of a SI investigation that details numerous issues within the Cowboys' program over the past 13 years.
The magazine said it conducted a 10-month probe that included interviews with 64 Oklahoma State football players from 1999 to 2011, as well as current and former staff members.
A five-part series, starting with money, was published Tuesday on SI's website. In addition to illegal payments of players, the series consists of academic misconduct, drug use and sexual favors.
According to the story, the payments to players ranged from money for big plays during a game to cash from sham jobs performed. The money, anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 annually, came from boosters and assistant coaches. Some star players even received upwards of $25,000.