Tatum Bell: Running back from DeSoto, Texas. Bell is seventh all-time at OSU, rushing for 3,409 yards from 2001-03.
SI reference: Seymore Shaw said Bell couldn't keep his mouth shut after receiving cash bonuses. In the article Bell said he never received any cash payments.
William Bell: Defensive end from Belton, Texas, Bell redshirted in 2004. He was dismissed from the team the following spring for violation of team rules.
SI reference: In the article Bell said an assistant coach he couldn't remember directed him to a booster who needed work done. When they arrived Bell said he and a teammate were told their job was to fish for catfish.
Doug Bond: The offensive lineman from South Grand Prairie was projected to be a starter in 2005 but was dismissed from the team in May for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Bond is quoted in the article that “they take care of their cats” but said he never received any cash payments.
Adarius Bowman: Wide receiver transferred from North Carolina following a marijuana arrest. Playing only two years at OSU, Bowman is sixth all-time with 2,187 receiving yards. Bowman currently is in his sixth season in the CFL.
SI reference: According to ex-teammates Bowman was given huge cash bonuses. Bowman repeatedly declined SI's interview requests.
Fath' Carter: A safety from El Reno, Carter recorded 63 career tackles in 43 games at OSU from 2001-03.
SI reference: Carter is quoted extensively throughout the article about various methods of payments. Carter said he observed “$500 handshakes” from boosters in the locker room. Carter claimed FCA director John Talley paid him and other players to shoe horses, a skill they didn't know and did not perform. Stating most players used cash payments to purchase everyday items like food, clothing and movie tickets, Carter said boosters would slip players money, up to $100, during the walk from the Student Union to the stadium on game days.
Ricky Coxeff: A cornerback from HoustonNorthShore, Coxeff played in 15 games for OSU in 2003-04, compiling 16 tackles. Facing a lengthy suspension following a violation of team rules, Coxeff left the team after his redshirt sophomore season.
SI reference: Coxeff said he worked in a female booster's yard a half dozen times and was paid $100 to $200 each time for “barely doing anything.” Coxeff also said he'd wait in the car on several occasions while Darrent Williams and Tatum Bell would go in to assistant coach Joe DeForest's home, returning with cash.
Victor DeGrate: The defensive end from DeSoto, Texas, is eighth all-time with 17 career sacks. A three-year starter, DeGrate recorded 197 career tackles from 2003-06.
SI reference: According to ex-teammates DeGrate received cash bonuses, allegations DeGrate denied in the article.
Joe DeForest: Was special teams/defensive backs coach and recruited the Houston area for OSU for 11 years. DeForest is in his 24th season as a Division I assistant, his second season at West Virginia after a lengthy stint on Miles' and Gundy's staffs (2001-2012).
SI reference: DeForest is accused of everything from performance bonuses to direct cash payments. DeForest also reportedly told players a quarterback hurry was worth $50, a tackle between $75 and $100 and a sack $200 to $250. DeForest is accused giving players money for work done at his house. In the article, DeForest is quoted he paid players “fair market value” on services rendered. DeForest denied all other allegations.
Josh Fields: The quarterback from Stillwater ranks fourth all-time in passing yards (6,090). Following a career (2001-03) that included two wins over OU, Fields was a first-round pick in Major League Baseball.
SI reference: According to ex-teammates, Fields received cash bonuses. Fields said in the article he never received any cash payments.
Kevin Fite: OSU's compliance director who monitors speaking engagements with Stillwater FCA director John Talley.
SI reference: Fite is quoted that paid speaking engagements were never cleared by his office.
Brad Girtman: Defensive tackle from Houston Memorial played one season, starting three games, including the Cotton Bowl. His one year on campus Girtman constantly was in trouble. He racked up demerits known team wide. Academic issues officially ended his career but a throat-slashing gesture threatened his status even if he had remained at OSU.
SI reference: One of the more outspoken players quoted in the article, Girtman said he saw Darrent Williams receive an envelope full of cash following a home win over KansasState. Girtman said bonuses were dictated by a player's stats. He claims assistant coach Joe DeForest gave him a debit card with $5,000 the summer he arrived in Stillwater and that DeForest also give him a list of boosters and their telephone numbers, specifically pointing out one booster that he never called. Girtman also said John Talley paid him $1,500 to $2,000 in the summer every two weeks, far more value than the job he was doing.
Vernon Grant: The safety from Duncanville recorded 218 career tackles (2002-04) but tragically was killed in a car accident in his hometown in 2005.
SI reference: According to ex-teammates Grant received cash bonuses.
Mike Gundy: Former All-Big 12 quarterback at OSU, Gundy is in his ninth season as OSU's head coach. The Cowboys are 69-35 in the Gundy era (2005-present).
SI reference: Only reference is Gundy currently is OSU's head coach.
Rodrick Johnson: Linebacker/defensive end from Galveston, Texas, Johnson recorded 220 career tackles for the Cowboys from 2004-07.
SI reference: Johnson is quoted in the article that assistant coach Joe DeForest set rewards between $100 and $500 for a big special teams play. Johnson also said players were grossly overpaid for jobs and were compensated for jobs they didn't do. During the Boone Pickens Stadium renovation, Johnson said one summer he routinely signed in and left, rubbed dirt on his shirt and was paid for work he never did.
Xavier Lawson-Kennedy: One of the most ballyhooed recruits in OSU history disappointed with only 36 career tackles in 45 games from 2003-06.
SI reference: Fath' Carter said assistant coach Larry Porter gave him “a couple of hundred bucks” so Ricky Coxeff and Lawson-Kennedy, two incoming freshmen, could stay at his apartment. XLK admitted in the article that he stayed in Carter's apartment.
Andrew McGill: A backup quarterback in coach Bob Simmons' final season at OSU, McGill transferred to Bethune-CookmanCollege.
SI reference: McGill is quoted in the article that Simmons wouldn't allow boosters access to his players.
Calvin Mickens: A cornerback from Beaumont, Texas, Mickens recorded 51 tackles in three seasons at OSU (2005-07). Mickens was dismissed from the team late in the 2007 season for violation of team rules.
SI reference: Outspoken throughout the article, Mickens said players were given postgame cash handoffs from boosters. Mickens said he received about $500 from a local businessman four times and was given $800 by a booster following an interception in a 62-23 loss to Texas A&M. Mickens also said he was paid the entire summer for work on renovation of Boone Pickens Stadium but at most worked one week.
Les Miles: Miles is in his ninth year as LSU's head coach after he compiled a 28-21 record in four seasons at OklahomaState (2001-04).
SI reference: Seymore Shaw said when he told Miles he needed a car to get to class that Miles said he could lead him to where he could get some help. Miles also is accused of allowing boosters in the locker room. Miles said he actually reduced booster access and denies all accusations.
Kay Norris: Known as “Mama Norris” by players, Norris ran OSU's Heritage Hall museum inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. She died of lung cancer in 2006.
SI reference: Seymore Shaw claimed Norris paid him $400 to take a Christmas tree out of her attic and numerous times paid him $700 to clean floorboards of rental houses for about one hour's work.
Aso Pogi: A quarterback from Lawton, Pogi started all 11 games his sophomore year. In his career, Pogi threw for 3,673 yards, 18 touchdowns, 22 interceptions. After he lost the starting job to Josh Fields, Pogi transferred his senior year.
SI reference: Pogi said he lived at John Talley's ranch one summer rent free. Talley said it was compensation for work on the ranch but Pogi denied that he did any work.
Larry Porter: OSU's running backs coach during the Miles era (2001-04), Porter joined Miles at LSU, was head coach at Memphis and currently is the running backs coach at Texas on Mack Brown's staff.
SI reference: Porter is accused by ex-players of giving cash payments directly to players. Seymore Shaw said Porter gave him $100 “four or five times.” Fath' Carter said Porter gave him “a couple hundred bucks” in the locker room. Porter has denied all allegations.
Bobby Reid: Now an administrative assistant in a non-coaching position for OSU, Reid was a highly touted quarterback out of HoustonNorthShore. During an up-and-down career, Reid threw for 3,143 yards (2005-07) at OSU. Reid announced he would transfer, then ripped coach Gundy the following spring in an ESPN article, stating Gundy's legendary rant during the 2007 season had a negative effect on his future.
SI reference: Ex-teammates said Reid was paid huge bonuses when he was the starter but the money dried up when he lost the starting job. Reid said in the article that he never received any money.
Seymore Shaw:Shawnee running back committed to OU but signed with OSU as a Prop 48 player. Shaw rushed for 1,238 yard, 9 TDs in three seasons (2002-04) at OSU. After Shaw was suspended indefinitely for breaking into a woman's house, he transferred to UCO.
SI reference: Quoted frequently in the article, Shaw said he was given $400 to $500 from a booster when he verbally committed to OSU when in reality he verbally committed to OU. Shaw also said assistant coach Larry Porter gave him $100 “four or five” times, telling Shaw to use the money to get something to eat. Shaw also claimed Tatum Bell bragged about receiving bonuses.
John Talley:Stillwater Fellowship of Christian Athletes director has arranged for OSU players to speak at numerous Christian themed functions and has had some players work on his ranch.
SI reference: Talley is accused of paying players for FCA speaking engagements, allowing Aso Pogi to stay on his ranch rent free and paying players for work they didn't do on his ranch.
Javius Townsend: An offensive lineman from Dallas Madison, Townsend redshirted in 2010 and is no longer with the program.
SI reference: Townsend is quoted in the article that players received cash payouts.
Darrent Williams: One of the top defensive players during the Miles era, a second round draft pick by the Denver Broncos, Williams was murdered on Jan. 1, 2007 outside a nightclub.
SI reference: After returning an interception for a touchdown in a 2003 win over KansasState, Williams received a fat envelope packed with bills, according to Brad Girtman. Ricky Coxeff said he'd wait in the car on several occasions while Williams and Tatum Bell would go in to assistant coach Joe DeForest's home, returning with cash.
Artrell Woods: Wide receiver from Bryan, Texas, recorded only two catches his one season at OSU. Following a horrific weight lifting accident that injured his spine, Woods rehabbed to return at OSU but later transferred to UCO.
SI reference: Woods said in the article that quarterback Bobby Reid received big money early in his career but the money “dried up.” Woods said OSU coaches “cut him off” after Reid lost the starting job.
Chris Wright: A wide receiver from Austin, Wright didn't record a reception and had only two special teams tackles his three seasons at OSU (2001-03), then inexplicably declared early for the NFL draft as a defensive back.
SI reference: Wright said he witnessed assistant coach Joe DeForest handing “stacks of bills” to certain players and the money was based on performance.
Thomas Wright: A safety from Sweeny, Texas, Wright recorded 52 tackles in three seasons at OSU (2002-04). He was dismissed from the team in the spring of 2005 for violation of team policy.
SI reference: Claiming some players were given performance based bonuses, Wright is quoted: “It was just like in life when you work. The better the job you do, the more money you make.”