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Oklahoma State football: Father of late Vernon Grant says SI report 'tore me apart' Published: September 12, 2013

The dead can’t speak.

The dead can’t say, "Yes, I did," or, "No, I didn’t."

So when the dead are accused, it falls to their families to tell their story.

“For the record, sir, my son did not receive any cash. No kind of cash whatsoever.”

Those are the words of Vernon Grant Sr., father of the late Vernon Grant Jr., who was implicated by unnamed former teammates in a Sports Illustrated report this week as one of a dozen players who accepted illicit money from Oklahoma State University boosters and Cowboy coaches.

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