Stoops linked to alleged scheme

By Randy Ellis Modified: June 19, 2007 at 12:08 am •  Published: June 19, 2007
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d everything they told me, this is a legitimate (business). Put your name on it and go do it,' ” said Spurrier Jr., who is now a receivers coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

Stoops declined to comment on Spurrier's remarks, referring questions to Mossman.

BurnLounge was not promoted on OU Web sites, Stoops and Mossman said.

BurnLounge touted itself as possessing software that would let participants open their own digital download stores and sell music to online friends. The FTC alleges it was operated as an illegal pyramid scheme, with participants at the top of the pyramid making money by recruiting new participants who would pay fees to open stores.

BurnLounge announced Monday that its chief executive officer had resigned and a replacement had been appointed.

In a statement on its Web site, BurnLounge has said: "BurnLounge is working with retailers, investors and partners to ensure that our business continues uninterrupted. The founders of this company are working with the FTC to try and resolve any issues and address any concerns that the FTC has with this industry or our business.”

Contributing: Nolan Clay and Brian Sandalow, Staff Writers

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