Remember Renardo Sidney? How could you not? The former Mississippi State star admitted today that his family was paid for him to play for Rick Stansbury in Starkville.
“I was getting money,” Sidney said on the Good ‘N Plenty Podcast with Jeff Goodman. “I don’t know how much. They weren’t giving it to me. They were giving it to my mom.”
“I remember my mom used to come all the way down there (to Mississippi State) probably once a month,” he added. “I never asked her how much we were getting. I knew we were getting some money. She told me.”
His mother denies the claims, but Sidney recalled the money and perks his family received while he was a top-ranked recruit, including his father charging an agent $1,500 for a meeting. He wound up having to sit out his freshman year and part of his sophomore year for receiving improper benefits, so his story isn’t surprising, but with the college hoops trial shifting the landscape in the sport, more and more of this stuff is going to come out.