It’s not a 30-for-30, but it does appear the first stab at chronicling the Ole Miss scandal which also allegedly involve Mississippi State players is here.
It’s called Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, but not everyone will be able to see it. The four-part series will be broken down into 25-minute episodes on Verizon’s go90 platform.
The series involves Steven Godfrey, whose reporting has been at the forefront of the scandal since the beginning. It focuses on compensation of college athletes in Mississippi, and that likely means at least some kind of focus on Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis who claimed he had been paid before signing anywhere.
“Foul Play is the culmination of five years of clandestine meetings and record-combing to document how and why college football players are paid in the South and what happens when the NCAA tries to stop it,” Godfrey said in a statement. “It was an enormous undertaking and I think college sports fans — even diehards — will be surprised by what we uncovered. I know I was.”
An anonymous Ole Miss booster named Allen claimed he never paid Lewis to try and entice him to go to Ole Miss before National Signing Day.
Godfrey’s previous reporting suggests so-called bag men exist everywhere in college football. The four partseries will be available beginning May 30.