Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco blew the whistle on steroids & now this…
Former sports agent Josh Luchs is now coming forward with news that will either help or hurt the game, the former agent recently told Sports Illustrated he paid college football players early in his career, and several of them confirmed it to the magazine.
In the upcoming Oct. 18th edition, Luchs says he paid more than 30 players from 1990 to ’96, including many who didn’t sign with him and he’s naming names…
1.) QB Ryan Leaf took more than $10,000, most of which he voluntarily paid back after signing with another agent.
2.) Jamir Miller – UCLA
3.) Chris Mims – Tennessee
4.) Tony Banks – Michigan State
5.) Rob Waldrop – Arizona
6.) Chuck Webb – Tennessee
7.) Darick Holmes – Portland State
8.) Mel Agee – Illinois
9.) Travis Claridge, Phalen Pounds, R. Jay Soward and Delon Washington – USC
10.) Kanavis McGhee, Joel Steed and Greg Thomas – Colorado
11.) Leon Bender, Torey Hunter, Singor Mobley and John Rushing – Washington State
12.) Chris Alexander, Ryan Fien, Carl Greenwood, Othello Henderson, Vaughn Parker, Matt Soenksen and Bruce Walker – UCLA
Luchs said that while he was recruiting Ohio State receiver Santonio Holmes in 2005, Holmes said he had already been taking money from an agent for a couple of years.
Jonathan Ogden, the Baltimore Ravens’ 11-time Pro Bowl tackle, confirms that he didn’t take money but did accept Janet Jackson concert tickets.
Janet Jackson tickets?
Have you ever seen Ogden?
He’s a big 300 pounder…
Janet Jackson… Seriously?
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the league has talked to college coaches and agents about reports that a coach was on an agent’s payroll.
This could really be the start of something… Maybe college players can start getting paid!!!