Posted: 12:13 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
By Rick Couri
The latest in the Sports Illustrated series of articles accuses co-eds in the OSU hostess program, called Orange Pride, of having sex with football recruits.
But the article was several hours late in being published and despite being called "The Sex" it mostly recaps the stories and soundbites from the past few days.
In the shadow of ESPN uncovering factual discrepencies in the series and some former players considering legal action against the magazine, this fourth artcle falls flat in terms of any "bombshells."
What did the piece say?
An unnamed former player said he was met by two of the hostesses and a short time later, he was having sex with both of them "rock 'n' rolling, I had the best of the best, the aces."
The magazine says the player has not been named to protect the identity of the young women.
Marcus Richardson is a former Cowboy linebacker. He told SI he had sex with a woman on his recruiting visit but he didn't say it was with a member of the Orange Pride group.
But many former players are firing back saying the Orange Pride girls were not luring players with sex.
"Wasn't no players sleeping with women" former Cowboy running back Tatum Bell said.
"I was friends with all the women, all the Orange Pride girls, I was friends with all of them" he continued.
"They wasn't the type of girls to go, you know, sell they souls to get a recruit" Bell went on.
"There wasn't nothing like that going on" he finished. "That whole story is false."
Bell isn't the only former player calling the story a lie.
"We don't have girls available to have sex with" former Poke safety Lucien Antoine told KOCO in Oklahoma City. "It makes no sense, I mean who would want their kids to go through something like that?"
Antoine is angry about the charges. "That's disrespectful to the girls, to the woman in Orange Pride" he commented.
To read the latest in the SI articles, click here.