Report: Agent admits paying college players

NEW YORK

Josh Luchs says in the Oct. 18 edition he paid more than 30 players from 1990-96, including many who didn't sign with him.

He says quarterback Ryan Leaf, the second pick in the 1998 draft who flopped in the pros, took more than $10,000, most of which he paid back after signing with another agent. Leaf declined to comment on specific allegations.

Luchs also says he paid first-round picks Jamir Miller and Chris Mims. Miller declined comment. Mims died in 2008.

Luchs was suspended for a year by the NFL Players Association in 2007 over the handling of a commission check. He says he's telling his story because "I don't want my career to be defined by that suspension."

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