Former Alabama player provided illicit benefits to SEC players, according to report

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Yahoo! Sports has released an extremely detailed report on alleged SEC rule-breaking.

Former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis allegedly provided benefits to SEC stars while working for a group of NFL agents, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday.

The report details a number of text message exchanges between Davis, a member of the Tide from 2007-10, and a group of agents and financial advisors. The report alleges Davis, who was given money by the agents, gave improper benefits to SEC stars expected to have successful NFL careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and former Mississippi State defensive end Fletcher Cox.

Yahoo! reports more than $45,000 was given from the agents and financial advisors to Davis, who allegedly gave out more than $12,000 to five different players -- Fluker, Bray, Cox, current Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch and former Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis.

The agents told Yahoo! that while Davis was helping them recruit these players and while they gave Davis money, they were unaware of Davis's actions with said money.

A text message uncovered by Yahoo! allegedly from Davis to Fluker said "He sent u 5k today" and the two proceeded to talk about how best to transfer money to Fluker's account. Yahoo! also found an email about Fluker that included a note that said "Total: $33,755." This spring, Fluker's Twitter account tweeted "Yea I took $ n college so wat. I did wat i had to do. Agents was tryin to pimp me so I pimped them. Cast da 1st stone." Fluker later said the account was hacked, and while that is a common excuse, it looked a bit more likely than usual.

One of the agents, Peter Schaffer, was accused of using former North Carolina defensive back Chris Hawkins in his dealings with the players:

It will likely take years before the NCAA is able to uncover anything substantial or lay down any sort of punishment, if ever.

For Tennessee, the longer the wait, the better:

The Volunteers made a brief official statement.

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