HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says
tight end Weslye Saunders has told him he didn't do anything wrong
in a trip to an agent's party in Miami.
Spurrier says he doesn't know all the details but that the
question is who paid for the trip for Saunders and other players,
including Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus. The NCAA is also
conducting an investigation at Georgia and North Carolina connected
to the same party.
Alabama coach Nick Saban wants the NFL and the NFL Players
Association to punish rogue agents. Spurrier says they "ought to
be a little bit more active and help out in that regard."
He says coaches can't monitor players 24 hours a day, seven days
a week, and sometimes have to trust them to wait until after their
final game to take money.
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