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Renardo Sidney says his family was paid at Mississippi State

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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.

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13 Comments for Renardo Sidney says his family was paid at Mississippi State



  1. suppie
    11:16 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    O M G this dude



  2. BBNParkerCO
    11:26 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Not the kind of person we want working with young people. Perhaps this is part of the problems with the system. There are some shady characters working with these recruits.



    • J-Dub421
      12:01 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      A lot of the shady characters are players parents.



  3. TomEcaster
    11:36 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Did he say if it was cash or hamburgers??



  4. nicky
    11:46 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Not a good look for WKU now…??



  5. Bluebloodtoo
    12:07 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not sure why he’s at fault. Seems it was his parents that were abusing the system. He’s coming clean now. I think he might be a person that’s good to work with kids. Seems like he might have a lot of good experience and wisdom to offer the kids a unique perspective.



  6. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    12:31 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Odds that Drunk Billy Clyde gets named in this?



    • BigBlueMeade
      1:59 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

      Most of his recruits weren’t worth 1 dollar a day. I hope he didn’t pay anyone.



  7. UKfanforlife
    12:53 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Why is he such a bitter young man? Did he come back for a visit and they acted like they didn’t know who he was?



  8. Cincy Cayt
    1:23 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    The biggest news here is that Renardo Sidney was recruited almost a decade ago. Where has the time gone?



  9. Han
    1:41 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    His mom’s denying it because they wouldn’t have reported that money on their taxes.



  10. J-Dub421
    2:21 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    Makes sense, as you’d have to pay me to go live in Starkville for a few years as well. No one voluntarily lives in Starkville.