In the latest scandal involving the not-so-amateur world of the NCAA, Yahoo! Sports is reporting Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray received extra benefits during his time at Tennessee.
Bray, his teammate Maurice Couch, Alabama OT D.J. Fluker, Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox and WR Chad Bumphis were all named in the report. Each was linked by financial and text message records belonging to former Alabama DE Luther Davis, who allegedly was the go between with the players and agents.
The extra benefits to Bray and the other players included money, flights and living expenses. Unlike several stories that are very circumstantial, Yahoo! has very specific evidence, including two cash transactions tied to Bray.
The proof of the payments made to Bray are both Western Union receipts, one for $200 sent to the quarterback and another $700 sent to Matthew Schroeder with a listing of “Tyler Bray” in the recipient field, but crossed out.
Schroeder was often mentioned on Twitter by Bray and he has confirmed to be a friend of the Chiefs third-string quarterback.
As expected, Bray’s agent and Tennessee declined Yahoo!’s request for a comment.
Though Bray wouldn’t be impacted at this point, it could lead to trouble for Tennessee, a program already on probation until the summer of 2015.
You can read the entire Yahoo! report here.