BATON ROUGE, LA — Money is the center of a Sports Illustrated investigation that claims Oklahoma State University had a pay-for-performance system dating back to when Les Miles was the head coach.
The magazine released part one of a five-part series, which details numerous wrongdoings dating back to 2001.
The reports highlight the use of money, drugs, sex and academic fraud to help Oklahoma State rise to a national contender on the college football scene.
On September 13, a report will be released on the program's hostess group, "The Orange Pride." The report alleges that a small number of women in that group had sex with recruits as a tool to attract them to play football at Oklahoma State.
"I don't know of any improprieties while I was the coach there,” stated Miles. “I can tell you that we have always done things right, and I really enjoyed my time at Oklahoma State. I felt like I met a lot of wonderful people, and we made our football team better. We worked hard...it has never been where you need to cheat to have success."
"We take this personally,” said OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. “We're all committed to playing by the rules."
"The university looks forward to when they can give - when we can give - our side," stated current OSU Head Coach Mike Gundy.
Tomorrow, SI will publish their report on the alleged academic misconduct at OSU during that time period.
The NCAA is not currently investigating Oklahoma State.