LISTEN: Mother of Leo Lewis alleges her son was offered money to play college football
In case you missed it on Thursday afternoon, some big news broke out of Starkville.
Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis reportedly told the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions — which he met with to describe his involvement in violations committed by Ole Miss — that he received $10,000 to play college football for the Bulldogs.
Lewis apparently received a cash payment from a junior college coach, as reported by Steven Godfrey of SB Nation.
Now the long-rumored tape of Lewis’ mother alleging her son was offered money to play football has been released per an audio recording in this 247Sports Ole Miss Spirit article.
In this excerpt from the article, Lewis’ mother details in a conversation with former Ole Miss staffer Barney Farrar the incredible amounts of money offered to her son:
Tina Henderson, mother of MSU LB Leo Lewis, admits LSU offered her son $60k and Mississippi State $80k during his recruitment.
The 10K Lewis said he took to play for Mississippi State seems small in comparison to the full amount allegedly offered.
Here’s the audio from the conversation between Farrar and Henderson: