SEC Players Received Benefits
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis acted as an intermediary between the players and multiple NFL agents and financial advisers. The report says Davis funneled money and benefits totaling $45,500 to Fluker, Tennessee starting defensive end Maurice Couch, former Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray, and former Mississippi State players Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis.
The allegations would violate NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, which prohibits athletes from receiving extra benefits from prospective agents or marketing representatives. The violation could impact Fluker’s eligibility and potentially the Alabama wins he participated in, including the 2012 Discover BCS National Championship.
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