Report: Oklahoma St. players got paid

In case you missed it, the big story in Big 12 land this morning was Sports Illustrated's report that Oklahoma State players took illicit money:

At least eight former Oklahoma State football players say they received cash payments from people associated with the Cowboys' program starting in the Les Miles era and identified another 29 players as having also taken money, Sports Illustrated revealed Tuesday in the first of a five-part investigative series on the football program.

Some players received $2,000 annually and others around $10,000, multiple players told SI, with a few stars allegedly receiving $25,000 or more.

Among the players SI identified as having taken money included former quarterback Josh Fields, running back Tatum Bell and cornerback Darrent Williams (who was shot to death in 2007 while a member of the Denver Broncos). Fields, Bell and others denied receiving illicit payments, but multiple players were on the record as saying they received money and saw other players getting payments.

Several players, including Fields and Bell, have publicly denied these allegations. This figures to be an interesting week in Stillwater.