KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —
The Yahoo report named three NFL agents and three financial advisers who Yahoo said engaged in transactions totaling at least $45,550 with Davis between September 2011 and December 2012. Yahoo said records show Davis distributing at least $12,700 in cash, airfare and other expenses to the five players.
Tennessee had issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying it was looking into the situation.
“The education of our student-athletes regarding NCAA rules and extra benefits is and will continue to be the central focus of our compliance efforts,” Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said. “We are aware of the article and are examining all of the relevant facts.”