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Five SEC football players received benefits

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Five players from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) have been tied to an agent via text messages from former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive tackle DJ Fluker. In addition to Fluker; Tyler Bray (Tennessee Vols), Maurice Couch (Vols), Chad Bumphis (Mississippi State Bulldogs), and Fletcher Cox (Bulldogs) all allgedly received benefits from an agent while playing college football.

Now-a-days it’s rare to hear that the NCAA’s football powerhouse conference has any kind of issues regarding benefits, but today it appears it’s finally happened!

While the five players can be confirmed in having communications with the agents, other names are floating around according to Yahoo! Sports:

A sixth player – Crimson Tide safety Mark Barron – was also discussed in text message records obtained by Yahoo Sports, including an exchange following the 2011 season where Davis and Simms talk of attempting to recoup $8,000 from the player. At the time of the texts, Barron was a junior and preparing to leave Alabama as an early entry into the NFL draft. Text messages also reference Alabama defensive tackle Josh Chapman and Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks.

Couch is the only player mentioned in the text messages and financial records that is still attending school.

Yahoo’s Charles Robinson posted the text message exchange between the agents, financial advisers, and players involved. (Click the link below to view the text messages)

Bottom line, when Charles Robinson comes to campus, don’t hide because he will figure it all out if there’s something hiding while he’s in town!

(Source: Charles Robinson and Rand Getlin; Yahoo! Sports)

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