The OSU allegations that came out in Sports Illustrated this week has the college world talking, but former coach Les Miles is dismissing them all. According to ESPN on Sept. 11, Miles said that the people making the accusations were dismissed from the program.
Miles, who now coaches the LSU Tigers, said there were a lot of difficulties when he coached the OSU Cowboys, but the allegations of boosters paying players and instructors allowing them to cheat to pass were all untrue.
The article alleges that players received anywhere from $2,000 a year to over $25,000 a year based on their level of play. It also alleges that teachers would allow them to cheat on tests and have other people do their classwork for them to keep them eligible.
These OSU allegations claim to have started when Miles took over as head coach in 2001. The players also say they did not end there and continued into Mike Gundy's tenure as coach as well. Most of the charges are outside the four year statute of limitations for NCAA punishment.
16 players came out and made these OSU allegations against the Big 12 program. The players included Fath' Carter, William Cole, Calvin Mickens, Larry Brown, Jonathan Cruz, LeRon Furr, Brad Girtman, Chris Massey, T.J. Minor, Marcus Richardson, Herschel Sims, Artrell Woods and Thomas Wright.
The most famous player that was alleged to have received academic help was Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant. That would have taken place in 2008 when Gundy was the coach.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden said he "laughed out loud" when he read the story because he never saw any of these OSU allegations when he was the starting quarterback for the team.