Federal Bureau of Investigation witness testifies he paid Ex-Bills DE Aaron Maybin in college

Financial adviser testifies he paid Notre Dame and Northwestern football players

On Tuesday, Blazer testified that he'd been paying football players at Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Northwestern and North Carolina from 2000 up to 2014, according to the sports news website.

Via Yahoo! Sports, without naming Johnson directly, Blazer identified the coach as having directed a payment to Maybin to try and keep him from declaring early from the NFL Draft.

The only former Penn State player drafted that early was defensive end Aaron Maybin, who was drafted No. 11 overall by the Buffalo Bills.

He served as an assistant coach at Penn State from 1996-2013.

Louis Martin Blazer says he paid the players hundreds to thousands of dollars so they would choose him as their financial adviser upon turning pro.

Blazer said the payments ranged from $100 to $3,000 per month and were delivered in cash, sometimes by Western Union, to a player's friend, girlfriend or family member.

Tuesday's trial was the second of three which results from arrests in connection to an alleged bribery scheme where financial advisers and business managers are said to have paid assistant coaches and players in order to persuade them to attend certain schools. The only person on the Nittany Lion staff at that time who fits that description was longtime assistant Larry Johnson Sr., who now works at Ohio State, and whose son was an National Football League running back.

Johnson denied the allegations when contacted by Wetzel, stating that the claims are "not accurate at all".

While Blazer didn't specifically name any players, he hinted at two cases in particular where you can decipher exactly who he's talking about. Blazer said the father of the player returned the $10,000. Blazer testified that the $10,000 was paid back by Maybin's father.

Blazer already pleaded guilty to federal charges in relation to the misappropriating of funds of National Football League players between 2010-13 and he's now working with the government in the trail.

During the testimony Blazer did say he never paid a college football coach. "Until we know more, we can't comment further".



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