Longhorns running backs coach Larry Porter was implicated in the first of a five-part of installment from Sports Illustrated outlining the wrongdoing at Oklahoma State over the last 10-15 years. Porter was accused of paying players while serving as the Cowboys running backs coach from 2002-2004.
Porter and former Oklahoma State assistant Joe DeForest, currently the special teams coordinator at West Virginia, were among those who reportedly compensated Cowboys athletes.
The report by George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans claims that Porter gave Seymore Shaw, an Oklahoma State running back from 2002-2004, $100 "four of five times" and told him to "use the money to get something to eat."
Porter also reportedly gave former Cowboys safety Fath Carter $200 before the beginning of fall camp in 2003 so incoming freshmen Xavier Lason-Kennedy and Ricky Coxeff could stay at Carter's apartment before NCAA rules allowed them to receive room and board.
"I've been made aware of the accusations, and I'm disappointed because they are all absolutely not true," Porter told SI in a statement. "None of that ever happened."
Porter, who was Memphis' head coach for two years (2010-11), served as Arizona State's running backs coach the following season before being hired for the same position at Texas this year.