Agent tells SI he paid players

An explosive cover story in this week's Sports Illustrated details how former NFL agent Josh Luchs paid more than 30 players during their college careers from 1990-96 in an attempt to sign them as clients.

Luchs names dozens of NFL players he paid off, lists a few who refused his money and details the tactics used by agents both dirty and clean.

Luchs claims he paid Ryan Leaf more than $10,000 his final two seasons at Washington State and paid first-round picks Jamir Miller of UCLA and Chris Mims of Tennessee.

•Penn State safety Nick Sukay (chest), Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph (hamstring) and Southern Miss linebacker Martez Smith (knee) are out for the year. … Florida coach Urban Meyer partially reinstated receiver Chris Rainey, out since his arrest on a stalking charge. … Michigan State cornerback Chris L. Rucker was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. … Washington State suspended linebackers Jamal Atofau and Andre Barrington after their arrest on drug charges.

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