Add former All-SEC DT T.J. Jackson, a one-time member of the Atlanta Falcons, to the list of Auburn Tigers players denying the claims made by four players regarding pay-for-play money. Jackson, to the Opelika Auburn News:
I’m not saying this to brag, but I made all-conference my junior and senior year, and I didn’t get paid. And I wasn’t the only back-to-back, all-conference player and those guys didn’t get paid either. I always hated these shows where guys are coming back after the fact saying all this. I say, ‘Alright, dude. If you got paid, you should have fed a few of us. We played with you.’ Of course I’m speaking facetiously. But there seems to be other things going on with them than it just being about Auburn and football.
Jackson was a teammate of Troy Reddick and Stanley McClover, and attributes their current public crusade against the program to some other issue unrelated to money.
As Team Speed Kills notes, none of these denials amount to anything more concrete than the claims made by HBO’s guests, but it’s interesting to see multiple former players so adement against the accusations.
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