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New Details: Ex-Auburn players say boosters gave them cash

By Web Staff – email

AUBURN, AL (WXTX) – Four former Auburn players told HBO in taped interviews that they received money from boosters. One of the players said in an interview that he had received sexual favors and money to buy a car.

Former AU football player, Stanley McClover, says during the recruiting process he received $500 in a handshake from LSU, sexual favors while visiting Ohio State and cash in a book bag from Auburn.

Three other former Auburn players told HBO that they had similar experiences with boosters. 
Auburn officials would not comment to News Leader 9 or HBO on the allegations and claims.

However, Auburn Athletics Department issued the following statement to the media:

"Auburn Athletics respectfully declines to comment on these alleged claims apparently made by a few former football players. Compliance with all NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules is a major emphasis and top priority for all of our athletic programs at Auburn University."

Also, Tommy Tuberville was Auburn football coach during the men's college careers.

News Leader 9 has a copy of the special in our studios. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel airs Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. on HBO.

The following are tidbits brought up by three former Auburn football players in their interviews with HBO:  

Stanley McClover

During Recruiting:

  • LSU gave him a $500 money handshake
  • Ohio State: $1000 in money handshakes, taken to a party and told to pick out any girl for sexual favors
  • Auburn gave his a book bag full of cash. (Note: He says he doesn't know how much cash was in the bag.  He chose Auburn.)

While he was in school:

  • Wanted a 1973 Chevy Impala
  • cost $7K 
  • He received the money to buy it in a book bag
  • Was paid more for the playing in the  Iron Bowl

Chaz Ramsey

  • Paid $300- $400 per game

Troy Reddick

  • Reddick says he did not take the money at first, but coaches wanted him to change his major because it interfered with practice. He told HBO he did change his major, but stopped going to class.

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