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Former USC WR R. Jay Soward Admits To Receiving Cash While In School

The Sports Illustrated story this week on former NFL agent Josh Luchs has created quite a stir, given that he named several college football players, including UCLA and USC, to which he paid money while they were in college. One of those players, former USC wide receiver R. Jay Soward, yesterday admitted to taking money from Luchs while he was a guest on the Mason & Ireland Show on ESPN 710, per ESPN:

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"I knew what I was doing, but no one else knew; my father didn't know, [U]SC didn't know, my roommates didn't know," said Soward, a first-round pick who played with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. "Nobody had a clue what I was doing. I just went out and I took care of my business by myself without anybody knowing. I would just come back and then I would have a little bit of money in my pocket."

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You can listen to the full Soward interview on Mason & Ireland here.

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Over on the SB Nation blog Conquest Chronicles, DC Trojan had this reaction:

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While I'm disappointed that Soward took the money, I suppose it's some consolation that he didn't try the "I'll be vindicated when the facts come out" line that worked so well for Reggie Bush. And I suspect that his common sense suggestion will get drowned out in a bellow of outrage, but it's probably worth trying.

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