UT coach linked to 'dirty' OSU investigation

UT coach linked to 'dirty' OSU investigation

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by ABC News and KVUE.com

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Posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 11:31 AM

A Big 12 college football program is facing some serious allegations.

A year-long investigation by Sports Illustrated looked into corruption at Oklahoma State University. The first part of a five-part series titled "The Dirty Game" is being released Tuesday.

The report says former coaches and boosters paid certain players as a way of rewarding good performance on the field. It also shows some players were given better grades to maintain eligibility and that the policy for drug use was loosely applied.

The reporters behind the story say this kind of activity shows the ugly side of college athletics.

OSU says the majority of the alleged incidents happened between 2001 and 2007. Some former coaches and players named in the article are denying the allegations.

Our partners at the Austin American-Statesman report that Larry Porter, the University of Texas Longhorns' running backs coach, was accused of paying football players while he was assistant coach at OSU from 2002 to 2004.

The Statesman reports that Porter gave the following statement to Sports Illustrated: "I've been made aware of the accusations, and I'm disappointed because they are all absolutely not true. None of that ever happened."

The Statesman also reports that UT says it questioned Porter and doesn't have any issues with him at this time.

For more on "The Dirty Game" go here.

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