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Adviser Admits Paying NCAA Football Players In Hoops Trial

Law360 (April 23, 2019, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A former financial adviser turned agent for federal investigators testified Tuesday in the New York federal trial of two men charged with funneling bribes to college basketball coaches that he had paid thousands of dollars to college football players, a bombshell admission that hints at wider corruption in college sports. 

Louis Martin "Marty" Blazer III said he would hand players cash or in some cases send them Western Union wire transfers through a third party, all to build relationships with them in hopes that they would agree to let him handle their money once they signed NFL contracts.

The Pittsburgh-based Blazer said he paid players...

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