Sports Illustrated: Hostesses in Orange Pride program had sex with football recruits

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 13, 2013

Part 4 of Sports Illustrated's five-part investigation into the culture of Oklahoma State football claims that some hostesses for the Orange Pride program had sex with recruits as a way of enticing them to come to OSU.

But the report claims that none of the 30 former players or the 14 former Orange Pride members that they spoke to on the record had direct knowledge of a coach or athletic department staff member instructing a hostess to have sex with a recruit

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The magazine claims, through conversations with a former Orange Pride adviser and former OSU staff members, that coaches and assistants would sometimes decide which girls to pair with certain recruits.

It also claims that once Les Miles took over in 2001, the membership and importance of the program ramped up, and that Miles and current coach Mike Gundy played a role in interviewing and deciding on the potential members.

“I am not aware of this ever happening,” Miles reportedly wrote in an email to SI, regarding the sex as a recruiting boost, “and am quite sure that no staff member was aware of recruits sleeping with this group of students or any other students.”

This report, the fourth in this five-part series, comes after SI alleged earlier this week that OSU players between 2001-2011 were getting paid for performance and no-show jobs and had a widespread marijuana problem. The magazine also had a report on alleged academic misconduct throughout the program, claiming tutors did work for players and some professors gave them unearned grades.

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