“Can’t Listen to the BS” – Former Michigan Kicker Alleges Decades-Long Pay Scandal at Ohio State, Unearthing Dramatic NCAA Investigations

Published 11/12/2023, 1:56 AM EST

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Enhancing the action-packed arena of college football, the Michigan and Ohio State rivalry has always been intensive. With a storm of allegations and counter-accusations, a controversy erupted in recent times, addressing a prolonged situation. Notably, it pointed the label of a decades-long scandal at Ohio’s regiment, stirring up speculations about what lay ahead for the renowned football team.

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As the intricate details of these explosive claims started surfacing, the theories painted a vivid picture of drastic drama, igniting NCAA investigations without delay. While the allegations unfolded with stinging details, so did the repercussions. Soon, the focus of these atrocious claims was shifted to Michigan’s basketball program by a former football player from the Buckeyes camp. With words of discomfort soaring in the air for both teams, players and football enthusiasts awaited a factful conclusion.

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Alleging that Ohio State has been clandestinely paying college football players for two whole decades, Jay Feely thrust both sides’ bitter rivalry back into the spotlight. Evidently, the former Michigan kicker made a fiery response to accusations from ex-Buckeye Matt Finkes about Michigan’s unclear sign-stealing scandal. The football icon, who played for the Wolverines from 1995-98, added fuel to the fire by claiming firsthand knowledge from NFL locker rooms.

Shockingly, the statements were brutal, where Feely remarked that the Buckeyes used to openly discuss the financial perks they received during college days. On the other hand, Finkes, recalling his team’s three defeats to Michigan during his football tenure, dismissed the claims as baseless, retaliating with a bigger blow. Apparently, the football enthusiast shared his candid beliefs, stating that his opponents had won dishonestly. And then another massive twist surfaced, where Finkes hinted at basketball’s chilling secrets.

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Pulling a similar trigger on Michigan’s men’s basketball program, Finkes conveyed his firm opinions, darkening the team’s reputation. While asking curious minds to question the Wolverines’ head coach about paying college athletes, the football player took the matter to another dimension. Additionally, he also provocatively referenced the infamous era when players like Chris Webber were implicated in taking money from booster Ed Martin. But that was not all, as Feely resurfaced with an unfiltered reply, quoting, “I can’t listen to the BS coming.”

The revelation of potential financial improprieties in football added a layer of complexity to an already contentious rivalry. While NCAA rules explicitly prohibit paying players, both Feely and Finkes disclosed a reality that many fans have long suspected but never dared to acknowledge openly. Subsequently, the Michigan team found itself under the scrutiny of a vivid inspection based on the alleged sign-stealing through in-person scouting. A 10-page response was submitted, addressing the Big Ten’s notice of much-needed disciplinary actions.

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With the landscape of college football evolving, the unfortunate situation raised questions on the prevalence of under-the-table dealings in major programs. Notably, the demanded transformation included presenting documentation about the case before the upcoming championship game. Consequently, student football, once rocked by thrilling scores, was left to ponder the impacts of these explosive claims, marking cracks in its glory.

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Sanchari Bhaduri

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Sanchari Bhaduri is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from IGNOU, she embarked on her content creation career in 2015 with freelance projects. Her previous role involved her serving as a Content Manager for Reddit.
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