Five Southeastern Conference college football players such as former Alabama Crimson Tide All-American tackle and current San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, allegedly received impermissible benefits prior to completing their collegiate careers.
According to YouWager experts, former Crimson Ride defensive end Luther Davis acted as an intermediary between the players and multiple NFL agents and financial advisers.
In addition, Davis funneled money and benefits totaling $45,500 to Fluker, Tennessee Volunteers starting defensive end Maurice Couch, former quarterback Tyler Bray, and former Mississippi State Bulldogs players Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis.
The Crimson Tide has been made aware of the report and athletic director Bill Battle stated the following in a statement Wednesday.
“Our compliance department was looking into this situation prior to being notified that this story was actually going to be published,” Battle said in the release. “Our review is ongoing. We diligently educate our student-athletes on maintaining compliance with NCAA rules, and will continue to do so.”
The team’s coach Nick Saban added he supports the school’s compliance department and then refused to answer further questions on the matter.
The report shows benefits coming from multiple sources based on financial records and text messages belonging to Davis, who is said to have worked as a runner for the agents involved. Transactions have been authenticated between Fluker and Davis, including money transfers, hotel stays, flights, furniture and other expenses.
The report also named three NFL agents and three financial advisers who have been said engaged in transactions totaling at least $45,550 with Davis between September 2011 and December 2012.