Pittsburgh Financial Advisor Marty Blazer Says He Paid Michigan Football Players

What was thought to be a trial for paying players in college basketball took a turn to college football Tuesday afternoon.

Evan Jankens
April 23, 2019 - 3:32 pm

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What was thought to be a trial for paying players in college basketball took a turn to college football Tuesday afternoon.

Marty Blazer, who was testifying for the government, made a shocking claim: He reportedly said that he had paid college football players from 2000-13. The players were from Penn State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama and North Carolina.

Dan Wetzle from Yahoo Sports has documented the testimony via his Twitter account.

According to collegefootballtalk.com:

Marty Blazer, a Pittsburgh financial advisor-turned government informant after pleading guilty to securities fraud charges, took the witness stand Tuesday in the college basketball fraud trial and levied some potentially explosive allegations.  As part of his testimony, Blazer alleged that, between 2000-14, he paid football players from, among others, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pitt.  

The player in question from Penn State is Aaron Maybin according to Matt Norlander from CBSSports.com. Other players were not named.

The testimony comes as part of a series of trials and hearings regarding alleged corruption in NCAA basketball.

This is a developing story. Blazer is expected to return to the stand Wednesday.