Last September three SEC programs, spanning five different players, were included in a Yahoo! report involving a possible impermissible benefits probe connected to Luther Davis.
Former Mississippi State players Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis were included in the report, and it stated that Davis purchased airfare for Cox and Bumphis in 2011. However, CBS Sports reports that MSU has been cleared and will not face punishment; the NCAA notified Mississippi State that their role in the probe is closed.
Also included in the probe was former Alabama lineman DJ Fluker and former Tennessee players Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch. Couch, then the only current player named in the report, was ruled permanently ineligible in November.
With respect to the other two players named in the report in Fluker and Bray, the NCAA can’t find Luther Davis, and that’s essentially stalled the case at this time.
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