Texas running backs coach Larry Porter has been linked to an Oklahoma State scandal where he allegedly paid players, according to a Sports Illustrated investigative report.
Oklahoma State is under fire for recent allegations from SI about the school paying players based on performance and compensating players for fake jobs, as many as 15-20 players were awarded money over the span of 2001 to 2011, according to the article.
Porter is one of many assistant coaches accused of giving “straight money to players” during his stint as a running back coach with Oklahoma State between 2002 and 2004.
The running backs coach is cited twice in the article, both running back Seymour Shaw and safety Fath’ Carter claim Porter gave money to them periodically.
Shaw stated that Porter gave him $100 “four or five times” while Carter said the coach handed him “a couple of hundred bucks” before fall camp in 2003.
"I've been made aware of the accusations, and I'm disappointed because they are all absolutely not true. None of that ever happened,” said Porter in a statement to Sports Illustrated.
Porter is in his first season at Texas, he previously coached at Arizona State.
Texas men’s athletic director DeLoss Dodds was informed of these allegations last Wednesday and approached Porter about the allegations.
“After questioning him on Thursday concerning those allegations, we do not have any issues with him at this time,” Dodds said in a statement.