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Tyler Honeycutt allegedly received money while at UCLA

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Former agent Noah Lookofsky alleged on April 2, that he paid ex-UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt $55,000 from 2009 to 2011. Honeycutt eventually signed with another agent.

Lookofsky, the founder of All Pro Sports (and then Ascend Sports & Entertainment), claims he gave Honeycutt $55,800 while he was in high school and college in hopes of landing him as a client as he entered the NBA Draft. Honeycutt, who was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Sacramento Kings, ultimately signed with agent Jason Martin.

Lookofsky also said he paid the rent for Honeycutt's mother, Lisa Stazel, for a year after she lost her job.SB Nation reported it looked through 56 pages of documents that Lookofsky supplied which included copies of receipts, deposit slips, travel itineraries and a deposited check, among other items.

Among the items shown to SBNation was a check made out to "cash" that had Honeycutt's signature on it, according to an online printout of the check.

UCLA, under head coach Ben Howland, went 37-29 overall and 21-15 during Honeycutt’s tenure in Westwood. Under NCAA rules a player is ineligible if he accepts benefits from an agent, meaning if it is found Honeycutt took the extra benefits UCLA would have to forfeit all their victories that Honeycutt played in. This would include a 2011 NCAA first round victory.

This is not the first time allegations of Honeycutt taking money has surfaced. According to UCLA, in a statement to SB Nation, that it was alerted to the possible extra benefits in June 2011 and notified the Pac-12 and NCAA. The school said that after a four-month investigation, neither Lookofsky nor Honeycutt would cooperate and, lacking evidence, it closed the case.

With the new information in hand, UCLA said it again contacted the Pac-12 and NCAA. The university added that Lookofsky also refused to cooperate this time.

Honeycutt played in 24 games for Sacramento from 2011-13 and averaged 1.2 points per game. He currently plays for Ironi Nes Ziona in the Israeli Super League.

Lookofsky, who is out of the player agent business, said that he has no evidence that UCLA administrators or Howland knew of the relationship.

It is illegal in California for an agent to give money to a student-athlete or a family member. A violation of the law could lead to a $50,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

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