Billionaire T. Boone Pickens takes issue with Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State report

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sports Illustrated is in the process of rolling out a lengthy five-part investigative report into Oklahoma State University‘s football program. In the two parts published thus far, the authors accuse the program of being complicit in paying players and supporting academic misconduct.

Tuesday’s Part One convincingly lays out a history of player payments made by coaches and boosters via performance-based bonuses and fake jobs. Part Two, published Wednesday morning, suggests that players had coursework done for them, were provided exam answers and had received passing grades despite not doing the requisite work.

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