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Oklahoma State Football Program Used Sham Jobs, Cash Incentives in Violation of NCAA Rules

According to a Sports Illustrated report relying on former players

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Several Oklahoma State football players received impermissible benefits during a period spanning from 2001 to as recently as 2011, earning pay-for-play inducements via assistant coaches, boosters and "no-show and sham jobs," according to a story released Tuesday by Sports Illustrated.

It was just like in life when you work," former defensive back Thomas Wright told the magazine. "The better the job you do, the more money you make."