This offseason, Texas A&M LB Santino Marchiol decided he didn’t want to play for the Aggies under new coach Jimbo Fisher, eventually deciding to follow former coach Kevin Sumlin to Arizona.

However, when he filed a waiver at Arizona to request permission from the NCAA to play right away, he outlined some shady behavior from Fisher’s staff.

According to an explosive report from USA TODAY, LB coach Bradley Dale Peveto paid Marchiol and other Aggies money to host top recruits on “unofficial” visits and also cited other infractions he allegedly experienced during his time in College Station:

Over the next several months, however, Marchiol said he witnessed behavior that made him uncomfortable, including, he asserts, an assistant coach giving him cash to host top recruits on”unofficial” visits. Marchiol also said he and other players were evaluated in June practice sessions that were allegedly voluntary but were operated and observed outside the NCAA rule book.

The new coaching staff arrived with a mind-set that the team was soft, Marchiol said, and demeaning and vulgar language directed at players became common. Then the training staff at Texas A&M, he claims, mishandled an ankle injury that doctors had said would require caution because of a surgery Marchiol had that sidelined him in his freshman year.

The report goes into detail on the several serious allegations against Fisher and his staff, all seemingly coming to light because of Marchiol’s request to play for Arizona in 2018.

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Texas A&M released a statement to USA TODAY after learning of the allegations:

“Texas A&M Athletics takes these allegations seriously, and we are reviewing the situation with the NCAA and the SEC Office.”

Marchiol is being represented by attorney Thomas Mars, who you may remember from the Ole Miss-Hugh Freeze saga.

The entire USA TODAY report is well worth a read, and can be found here.